Mayfield Lavender Fields a 25-acre commercial site in Croydon Lane called Mayfield, is popular with tourists. This area was once famous as the Lavender Capital of the World”. From the 18th to the early 20th centuries the North Downs of Surrey, with its chalky free-draining soil, ideal for lavender growing, were at the centre of worldwide production of lavender. It was a very prosperous part of the local agriculture. Blue fields could be seen all over Mitcham, Croydon, Wallington, Banstead, Carshalton and Sutton.
Address: 1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA
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Chipstead in Surrey fisheye – A few days ago I posted this photo but taken with my Sigma 10-20mm. This is the same shot but with my Rokinon 8mm fisheye. Processing is different, but then I don’t think I would ever process two shots the same. The previous version was a 9 exposure, this is only 4 exposures.
Newark Priory is a ruined priory located near the village of Pyrford in Surrey, England. Newark Priory still exists as ruins today and is listed as a Grade I Ancient Monument. It was placed upon the English Heritage Register of Buildings at risk, established in 2007. It is located upon private land so is unable to be reached at a close proximity. It can be found in a meadow adjacent to Newark Lane, Pyrford, England.
The ruins of Waverley Abbey are managed today by English Heritage. The sign at the entrance to the ruins states that it was the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott’s novel Waverley. However, this is probably not the case. Sir Walter Scott chose to adopt the name for his fictional hero Edward Waverley, the heir to an estate in southern England who travels north and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite uprising of 1745. Waverley Abbey was, however, featured in Arthur Conan Doyle’s classical romance, Sir Nigel. It was the scene of his winning of his war horse, Pommers, and his youthful embarrassment of the avaricious abbey authorities.