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The birthplace of angling

NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior MemberPosts: 10,749 Senior Member
The birthplace of angling - complete with a 400-year-old ‘temple’ honouring the inventor of fly-fishing - has been put on the market for £450,000.

The stone temple was built in the 17th century in honour of author Izaak Walton, and as a place to rest and take shelter on the banks of the River Dove, in Staffordshire.

Walton, the author of the angling 'bible', the ‘The Compleat Angler’ (sic), would spend hours on the banks with landowner Charles Cotton - who built the retreat in 1674 in honour of his friend. Their initials are carved in stone about the doorway of the Grade II listed stone-built structure.

Whoever buys the idyllic fishing retreat will not only own the three mile stretch of the riverbank, the fishing rights, and the Grade II listed fishing lodge, but also 33 acres of unspoilt woodland and grassland.

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  • dryfliedryflie Senior Member Posts: 1,442 Senior Member
    Very Nice.
    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” - John Kenneth Galbraith
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    How much is that in real money? $900K?
  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    What are the taxes??

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • dryfliedryflie Senior Member Posts: 1,442 Senior Member
    sherb wrote: »
    How much is that in real money? $900K?

    The Pound is about a buck.69 today.
    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” - John Kenneth Galbraith
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,500 Senior Member
    Once again the fourth estate gets it wrong. :)

    The ancient Greeks wrote about fly fishing, and the first book about it in English was the 1486 edition of The Boke of St. Albans, attributed to one Dame Julia Berners (or Bernes), which included a Treatyse of fysshynge wyth an Angle. The Compleat Angler is a later work, but that stretch of the Dove indeed is hallowed ground.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 8,393 Senior Member
    Ha. George beat me to it.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    I think its reasonably priced for 33 acres plus a residence.
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 5,587 Senior Member
    I'll chip in at least $50 for the Lodge to buy it.
  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 8,393 Senior Member
    sherb wrote: »
    I think its reasonably priced for 33 acres plus a residence.
    Will they let you park your drift boat on the side?
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    It's England, It probably already has a moat..

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 10,749 Senior Member
    sherb wrote: »
    How much is that in real money? $900K?

    I'll let you know as soon as I'm done completing the purchase.





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