Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Up On Nob Hill
On the top of the hill in Old Town toward The Lawns sits the part known as Nob Hill, a name which would have caused great amusement as a child alongside Benny Hill repeatedly slapping a bald man on the head. There are the ruins of what was known as “Swindon House” renamed in 1830 as “The Lawns,” the great house of the Goddard whose family name lives on as the name of the nearby pub.
There’s a range of habitat including a lake, woodland and a meadow which attracts a range of wildlife including several species of bat, apparently.