Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #51 - Little Virginia


That's right,
Little Virginia in Kenilworth, England.
The thatched cottages date back to early 17th Century. 

Is it possible
that this is the spot where the first potatoes were grown in England 
and that they were imported by Walter Raleigh?

And, that early colonist in Virginia (America) returned to England and made their homes in
Kenilworth, calling this area 'Little Virginia'?

I don't know what is legend or truth, but I do know that 
some residents of this area firmly believe that the lawn area here
is where the first potatoes in England were grown. 


If you would like to read a nice piece on the subject,
follow the link HERE.

PS. Happy Birthday, Richard!

13 comments:

tapirgal said...

Great post! It's both fascinating and totally charming.

William Kendall said...

It feels very English, just looking at those houses!

Deb said...

Great collection of thatches Lauren. Puts me in mind of The Shire and Hobbits.

Bill Nicholls said...

What a beautiful little place

Bev said...

Ohhh looks like a fairy tale!!

Petrea Burchard said...

A whole neighborhood of thatched roofs!

Stephanie said...

Great post!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Eureka! An entire village of thatches, brilliant find Lauren. They certainly look better here than they did in 1972 oui ! The 'first potato planting' theory doesn't look too promising.. Amazing to think the humble spud has become such a staple in most people's diet.

Tanya Breese said...

how cool is that, we are practically neighbors now ;) beautiful piece of property!

Cath.H.C Photography said...

elles sont magnifiques ces chaumières du 17 ème siècle !

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you so much. I am happy to say that Cath.H.C Photography joins us leaving a note in French. The first one I have received. My High School French is horrible so thanks to Google I can leave Cath a response. So here it goes:

Cath - Merci beaucoup. (Google translate m'aide avec mon français :)

Petrea - I know! Who would have ever thought :). This place is only minutes from Warwick Castle.

Grace - I am celebrating! It looks fabulous there. A nice lady let me come in to take the photo. I like mine mashed...ha ha!

Tanya - Ha Ha...I'll remember that when I go back!

LONDONLULU said...

I'm so happy to see these thatched cottages again, after a too-long break away from the online world! (Yes, I wanted to take only a small break, but the best-laid plans...:) And even lovelier you captured them in Kenilworth!

LOLfromPasa said...

Lulu - I am back to Kenilworth one more time on Thursday :).