Rosemary Lane junction with The Tyning
|The junction shows the
junction of Rosemary lane with The Tyning. It is once again a very
difficult junction to negotiate,
especially since the lanes are bounded by stone walls. Although locals
could use Rosemary lane as a short route to the A36 very few, if any do,
as if one encounters another vehicle both drivers need to be very
skilful to overcome the ensuing impasse.
|It could be said
that it is only down to the good nature of the owner of Abbotsleigh Coach
House who has an open driveway into which drivers have backed, or drive
their vehicles into, that those drivers have extricated themselves from a
particularly difficult head to head. Rosemary Lane has a gradient of
about 1:4 and a minimum width of less than 3m.
Quite a long way down Rosemary Lane, which is
as noted above is steep along its route through
Sharpstone and very narrow, a nightmare to reverse down! there is a junction
with a private driveway to Dunkirk lodge. There is a lump in the lane - a
sewer cover? On which the unwary motorist can get stuck! hardly the place to
reverse into or even execute a three-point turn.
|The view to the right is looking up
Rosemary Lane, the lane is less than 3M wide in places and that is between stone walls! Can one
imagine how difficult it is to reverse down the lane if you meet a vehicle
coming the other way.
A white line has been added to the photograph parallel to the
mason's courses -which are of course horizontal. The line helps to show how
steep the lane is.
On the right hand side of Rosemary lane there is a
drainage channel that the motorist can get stuck in and will of course freeze
over in cold weather, creating additional problems.
shows the junction of the Tyning with Rosemary Lane. Note the open doorway to
Abbotsleigh Cottage, an attractive escape route if one meets another vehicle.
Lane is the shortest most direct route to the A36. I do not believe that the
residents of Freshford Mill will refrain from taking this route,
either when going to work or returning from work. This is most unfair on
the residents of Rosemary lane and other residents in the hamlet of Sharpstone.
It is interesting to note that the
Microsoft Autoroute program will suggest using Rosemary lane as a route to the A36. As the route is
Below, the view looking down Rosemary lane,
taken in the winter, and into the Frome valley. Just to the left and
behind the camera viewpoint is a footpath that provides an even more
spectacular view around the valley to where the river Frome joins the
This photo is taken looking
up Rosemary Lane from the junction with The Tyning. This lane is not only
the steepest road in the area but also the narrowest.
|This photo is taken looking from the junction of Rosemary
lane with the Tyning looking down the Tyning. Note no pavements