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Nacton and Foreshore


No pub in Nacton, you will have to go into the church to find out why and whilst there check out the Naval Admirals buried and commemorated here. There is a private school that has its own famous observatory with a large telescope. There are lovely walks along the foreshore

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Along the shore to the left just before the woods is a very good spot for Wall Butterflies in the summer on the bramble blossom but watch where you step as it's also good for the odd Adder.

-- Edited by Admiral Wormbones at 18:46, 2008-02-29

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Orwell School Nacton taken from the south bank of the Orwell River at Pin Mill National Trust Woods

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The Church of St Martin stands all alone, further down the lane is Orwell Park School originally built in 1770 but with later additions, the best view of the school is from across the River Orwell in the National Trust Woods at Pin Mill, the observatory can clearly be seen. This is also the widest point of the River Orwell. There is different strata of shells, sandstone and septaria to be found along the banks of the foreshore.

Will Laud, smuggler and friend of Margaret Catchpole once lived here, Sir Philip Broke lived at Broke Hall and Admiral Vernon is buried at St Martin's Church he was known as Old Grog [Grogram] by the Royal Navy for it was he that orderered the watering down of Sailors Rum Rations in 1740

The walks along the foreshore [either way] are excellent at low tide

-- Edited by John Cooper at 14:15, 2008-11-28

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Nacton School as viewed from a clearing in the National Trust Woods at Pin Mill

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