From the category: Buckden

Buckden, view of The Lion and The George from St. Mary's parish church tower

Looking southwest from St. Mary's tower parapet, showing the churchyard in the foreground and the Towers' pig farm over the churchyard wall. Lucks Cottage (on the corner of Lucks Lane and Church Street) is at the extreme left, partly obscured by the old churchyard oak tree. The white buildings in the middle distance comprise The Lion Hotel (c1300 and later) on the corner of Church Street and the High Street (formerly the Great North Road). The square white building at the near end of The Lion block is the 19th century Primitive Methodist church, now used as The Lion kitchens. The large red brick building on the High Street beyond The Lion is The George Hotel (c1730 and later). In the left distance Perry Road leads away to Grafham Water on the central horizon behind trees.