Gallery

Copy of the long-playing recording of The Stone 
            Book Quartet donated by a benefactor

Copy of the long-playing recording of
The Stone Book Quartet
donated by a benefactor

 


Images in our photographic gallery illustrate the range of resources and activities of The Blackden Trust. They are a record of the projects it undertakes and the development of its collections.

The Trust is building up a reference library of photographs and would welcome additions to the archive.

Contents

Architectural drawings of the Old Medicine House

Artefacts from Blackden

Archaeology

The Gooseberry Archive

The development of the Herb Garden

Map collection

The dismantling and reconstruction of the Old Medicine House

Views of the Old Medicine House

10-80 competition


Architectural drawings of the Old Medicine House

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Truss 1 gable and front elevations Truss 2 and 3 and wing gable elevations; and first floor plan Plans and elevations of rear wing Elevation of rear wing from east

Truss 1 gable and front elevations

Truss 2 and 3 and wing gable elevations; and first floor plan

Plans and elevations of rear wing

Elevation of rear wing from east

Elevation of the front, with cross section through the chimney    

Elevation of the front, with cross section through the chimney

   

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Artefacts from Blackden

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Flints tools from Blackden c. 8,000 - 2,000 BC The seal of Hawise, lady of Goostrey c 1200 Finds from field walking Pottery sherds from Grid Square A5 found during field walking at Bridge Farm April 2008

Flints tools from Blackden c. 8,000 - 2,000 BC

The seal of Hawise, lady of Goostrey c 1200

Finds from field walking

Pottery sherds from Grid Square A5 found during field walking at Bridge Farm April 2008

Fragment of late 17th century pottery Marbles found in The Old Medicine House  

Fragment of late 17th century pottery

Marbles found in The Old Medicine House

  

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Archaeology

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Finding pottery sherds in a molehill indicates past use of the place :: 2004:01:01 00:00:00 Finding pottery sherds in a molehill indicates past use of the place Geophysical surveys reveal buried features Finds from Blackden

Finding pottery sherds in a molehill indicates past use of the place

Finding pottery sherds in a molehill indicates past use of the place

Geophysical surveys reveal buried features

Finds from Blackden

Excavation Field walking will yield further evidence of occupation Finds tray Experimental archaeology, such as flint knapping, gives us deeper understanding of ancient artefacts :: 2007:06:30 14:58:29

Excavation

Field walking will yield further evidence of occupation

Finds tray

Experimental archaeology, such as flint knapping, gives us deeper understanding of ancient artefacts

Levelling as part of a survey  :: 2007:08:27 15:06:43 Preparing survey notes :: 2007:08:27 15:10:24 Explaining the work in progress :: 2007:08:27 15:36:14 Opening a trench

Levelling as part of a survey

Preparing survey notes

Explaining the work in progress

Opening a trench

Washing pottery sherds    

Washing pottery sherds

   

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The Gooseberry Archive

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A set of gooseberry scales  	Blackden Gem gooseberries (1) Blackden Gem (2) Just Betty

A set of gooseberry scales

Blackden Gem gooseberries

(1) Blackden Gem

(2) Just Betty

(3) Millennium (4) Montrose   

(3) Millennium

(4) Montrose

  

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The development of the Herb Garden

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March 2009 - before starting :: 2004:01:01 00:00:00 April 2009 - The Medicine House before starting :: 2011:03:08 22:56:45 April 2009 - Beginning to clear the area :: 2011:03:08 23:11:43 April 2009 - Borders cleared :: 2011:03:09 00:04:23

March 2009 - before starting

April 2009 - The Medicine House before starting

April 2009 - Beginning to clear the area

April 2009 - Borders cleared

April 2009 - Marking out the beds :: 2011:03:09 01:50:50 April 2009 - Marking out the northern bed :: 2011:03:09 00:54:32 April 2009 - Marking out the southern bed :: 2011:03:09 00:51:26 April 2009 - Beds ready for planting :: 2011:03:10 06:58:06

April 2009 - Marking out the beds

April 2009 - Marking out the northern bed

April 2009 - Marking out the southern bed

April 2009 - Beds ready for planting

May 2009 - planting out May 2009 - The northern bed :: 2011:03:14 04:58:36 May 2009 - The southern bed :: 2011:03:14 05:08:52 June 2009 - the beds develop :: 2011:04:23 07:56:52

May 2009 - planting out

May 2009 - The northern bed

May 2009 - The southern bed

June 2009 - the beds develop

June 2009 - The southern bed June 2009 - The northern bed July 2009 - herbs start to flower July 2009 - The southern bed

June 2009 - The southern bed

June 2009 - The northern bed

July 2009 - herbs start to flower

July 2009 - The southern bed

July 2009 - The northern bed August 2009 - in full flower August 2009 - The southern bed August 2009 - The northern bed

July 2009 - The northern bed

August 2009 - in full flower

August 2009 - The southern bed

August 2009 - The northern bed

September 2009 - herbs in full flower September 2009 - The southern bed September 2009 - The northern bed October 2009 - final flowering

September 2009 - herbs in full flower

September 2009 - The southern bed

September 2009 - The northern bed

October 2009 - final flowering

October 2009 - The southern bed October 2009 - The northern bed November 2009 - the foliage falls November 2009 - The southern bed

October 2009 - The southern bed

October 2009 - The northern bed

November 2009 - the foliage falls

November 2009 - The southern bed

November 2009 - The northern bed December 2009 - snowed in  

November 2009 - The northern bed

December 2009 - snowed in

  

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Map collection

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Reproduced by kind permission of the Chetham's Library, Manchester Reproduced by kind permission of the Chetham's Library, Manchester Reproduced by kind permission of the Chetham's Library, Manchester Proposed route of Manchester and Birmingham Railway, 1837 Toad Hall is at No.3

Plan and Survey Book of Heawood Demesne 1789
Reproduced by kind permission of the Chetham's Library, Manchester

Detail from Plan and Survey Book of Heawood Demesne 1789, showing Toad Hall
Reproduced by kind permission of the Chetham's Library, Manchester

The names of the fields shown on the Plan and Survey Book of Heawood Demesne 1789
Reproduced by kind permission of the Chetham's Library, Manchester

Proposed route of Manchester and Birmingham Railway, 1837 Toad Hall is at No.3

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The dismantling and reconstruction of the Old Medicine House

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The Old Medicine House as it was at Wrinehill in Staffordshire Dismantling the wing Dismantling the timber-frame chimney Front of the Old Medicine House during reconstruction

The Old Medicine House as it was at Wrinehill in Staffordshire

Dismantling the wing

Dismantling the timber-frame chimney

Front of the Old Medicine House during reconstruction

Detail of jointing of principal rafters of Truss 2 Detail of reconstructed timber work and plaster showing the distinctive 4-leaf detail used as a logo :: 2008:04:14 15:25:15 Detail of timber and iron work  :: 2008:04:14 15:27:30 Sun through mullioned windows  :: 2011:07:01 06:42:01

Detail of jointing of principal rafters of Truss 2

Detail of reconstructed timber work and plaster showing the distinctive 4-leaf detail used as a logo

Detail of timber and iron work

Sun through mullioned windows

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Views of the Old Medicine House

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The completed Old Medicine House at Blackden  :: 2004:01:01 00:00:00 Front of the Old Medicine House  :: 2004:01:01 00:00:00 View from the rear in the Spring Front with the holly tree now removed to make way for the herb garden  :: 2004:04:03 15:03:36

The completed Old Medicine House at Blackden

Front of the Old Medicine House

View from the rear in the Spring

Front with the holly tree now removed to make way for the herb garden

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10-80 competition

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