Day #555

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 8th July 2009

Day #555Title: Be Amazed
Location: Saffron Walden
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I had to drive to Linton to meet a colleague before heading to a client meeting in Cambridge this morning. On the way there, the SatNav took me a slightly different route through Saffron Walden, and through the pouring rain,  I spotted this maze which I never knew existed. After the meeting I returned the same way, and the sun was poking out through the clouds. So I stopped for a few minutes to take a some shots. The maze is an ancient monument, apparently. The signpost nearby says:

The largest publicly-owned turf-cut maze in England. Date of original cutting unknown. In 1699, 15 shillings was paid for re-cutting the maze. It was also re-cut in 1828, 1841 and 1859. In 1911, the chalk path was laid with bricks, set on edge. In 1979, the brick path was re-laid with bricks on their sides. The maze is 35 metres in diameter, and the path is 1,500 metres long.

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