The Court House East Meon + West Meon Hampshire

Valley of Dashes

East Meon Village Valley © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

One valley, two villages. Meon. Like The Great Gatsby, there’s an East and a West. Let’s go waste the most poignant moments of the night and life and capture on celluloid one of the villages in the valley. As Nick Carraway narrates in The Great Gatsby, “Anything can happen now that we’ve slid over this bridge.”

East Meon Hampshire © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Georgian House © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Village © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Village Thatched Cottage © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Tombstone © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Church Grounds © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Court House Garden © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Swimming Pool © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Hampshire Court House © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Court House Lawn © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Court House © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Court House Wing Hampshire © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Court House Extemsion © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

East Meon Court House Wing © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

“The Court House led a quiet life down the centuries,” remarks George Bartlett, who lives with his wife Claire in the medieval building plonked in the middle of East Meon. “In the first half of the 20th century the house was restored by the architect Percy Morley Horder who bought the house for himself. He designed many country houses.” George reassures, “He added a very discreet wing to the Court House. It’s wonderfully unassertive. A lovely piece of add on architecture.”

East Meon Court House Windows © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

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2 Responses to The Court House East Meon + West Meon Hampshire

  1. janice porter says:

    One of my favourite novels is ‘The Great Gatsby ‘ .

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