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A picture tour of Hurst Green - a Picturesque Village in the county of Lancashire
Stonyhurst College
Stonyhurst College - by Sue Bristo ©
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Photographer: © Sue Bristo (Gallery)(24th February 2009)
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Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College, a world famous Roman Catholic boarding college. The magnificent buildings are set in extensive parkland with two huge ponds that were excavated in 1696. The college houses a wonderful museum collection including a 7th century Gospel of St. John. Cromwell stayed here in 1648. In 1811 the building became the first public building to be lit by gas. Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes is among many famous ex scholars of the college. The college was the setting for the novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. You can even walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien, who regularly stayed there, on the famous 'Tolkien Trail' which explores the richly beautiful surrounding countryside that inspired him. A number of names which occur in 'The Lord of the Rings' are similar to those found locally ... near Hurst Green, in Lancashire.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Focal length: 27 mm, Aperture: f 13, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/320 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: February 22, 2009, 12:49 pm
ImageID:1083461, Image size: 2696 x 1910 pixels

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Comment by Cathy E.(24th February 2009)

Beautiful picture Sue!

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Comment by Rosalie(24th February 2009)

This is lovely

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Comment by Stephanie Jackson(26th February 2009)

I like this one Sue - you've captured the flight of the birds well.

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