Houghton (2), Huntingdonshire. Location map
 
  Scene showing a thatched cottage, Houghton, Huntingdonshire (Cambridgeshire), England   Houghton.

This rather picturesque thatched cottage is in Mill Street next to the church. We did like the decorative finish to the ridge and dormer windows.

 

 

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  View of terraced thatched cottages in Mill Lane, Houghton, Huntingdonshire (Cambridgeshire), England   Houghton.

Also in Mill Street were these thatched terraced cottages. Those birds on the roof ridge aren't real but are part of the thatch decoration.

 

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  View of the mill, Houghton, Huntingdonshire (Cambridgeshire), England   Houghton.

At the lower end of Mill Street there has to be a mill of course and this is it. A rather impressive building with an even more impressive waterwheel.

Now owned by the National Trust and open to the public and dates from the 18th century although alterations and extensions were made in the 19th century. There has been a watermill on this site since the 10th century.

 

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  View of a Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), Houghton, Huntingdonshire (Cambridgeshire), England   Houghton.

There were a lot of these Banded Demoiselles (Calopteryx splendens) flying around the reeds at the river's edge by the mill with their distictive weak fluttery flight. Very pretty both individually and in small clouds with that bright metallic blue colouring.

 

 

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  View of a lock on the River Great Ouse, Houghton, Huntingdonshire (Cambridgeshire), England   Houghton.

The River Great Ouse is very popular for boating and narrowboats are frequently to be seen.

This lock is just the othe side of mill the from Houghton village.

 

 

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