Aerial Photographs of Elsworth

Last updated: 09/08/2017

This page contains pictures of Elsworth taken at various times from aircraft and hot air balloons.  In particular a number of photographs were taken by Betty Evans, apparently from a hot air balloon over Elsworth Church during the mid 1990s showing sections of the village.  Other photographs come from collections of  photographs built up by Betty Evans and others.

Aerial Views of the Whole Village



Aerial view of Elsworth in 1960

An aerial view of Elsworth in 1960 showing the area around Boxworth Road.

Elsworth from the air in 1963

An aerial view of Elsworth in 1963 showing most of the village.

Elsworth village in 1971

An aerial view of Elsworth looking west in 1971.

Elsworth and Knapwell in the 1970s

Elsworth and Knapwell in the 1970s showing the surrounding fields.

Aerial view of Elsworth in 1987

An aerial view of Elsworth from the west taken in 1987.

Elsworth from the east in 1985

A view of Elsworth from the east about 1985.  Papworth Everard can be seen in the distance.

View of Elsworth June 2013

A view of Elsworth from the north east in June 2013.  the extent of new building can be seen.

Aerial Views of Parts of the Village



Disbrowe Cottages in Brook Street

Disbrowe Cottages in the centre, Phyllis Throssell's bungalow behind and the butcher's shop lower left.
The bungalow has been demolished and replaced with a house since.

View across the church paddock to the Drift

The view towards the Drift over the church paddock with the cedar in the forground.  The Limes can be seen to the left and the new houses in the Drift in the centre.  

Upperfield from the air

Upperfield on Church Lane, built in the 1970s on part of a farm which may have belonged to the rectory at one time.  There is still a gate in the churchyard wall leading to the grounds.

View eastwards showing Constellation Caravans

The view eastwards other the Drift showing Constellation Caravans and the managers bungalow.  In the background are some touring caravans also sold by the caravan park.

View over the sports field towards Broad End

The view westward across the sports field towards Broad End.  The old pavilion can be seen with Meadow Farm and Lordship Farm in the background.

View of the Manor looking north west

The view across Cotterell's Lane with the manor house in the centre.

The view westwards across the village from the church

The view westwards down the Causeway with Rectory Cottage in the foreground and Avenue Farm in the distance.  The post office building (now demolished) is visible in the centre.

View south west towards Brockley Road

The view south west towards Brockley Road with the bungalows built in the paddock in the centre and Holworthy Cottage in the centre.  The council houses in Brockley Road are in the distance.

Looking north west towards Broad End

The view looking north west towards Broad End with Cotterell's Lane in the centre and the manor to the right.  The farmyard in Cotterell's Lane is visible on the left of the picture.

Looking west towards Avenue Farm

The view looking west towards Avenue Farm (seen in the distance) before it was converted into a business park.  The conversion of the wheelright shop was in progress (centre left of picture).

Looking west showing Avenue Farm and farmhouse

Looking west with Avenue Farm and the farmhouse in the centre of the picture.  Avenue Farm was still used for farming at the time.

Looking west to the end of Spigot Lane

Looking west to the end of Spigot Lane with Avenue Farm in the distance.

Looking north west across Smith Street

Looking north west across Smith Street towards Pitt Dean Farm with Orchard Close in the foreground.

Looking north west across Brook Street and Smith Street

Looking north west across the end of Brook Street and Smith Street showing Broad End in the distance. The old farm buildings of Dears Farm can be seen, now redeveloped.

Looking across the Old Rectory to Boxworth Road

Looking across the Old Rectory towards Boxworth Road showing the rectory drive and Orchard Close.  On the left is the Throssells farmyard, now redeveloped for housing.

Looking west down the Causeway

Looking west down the Causeway showing the farmyard buildings in Cotterell's Lane before it was developed for housing.  The rectory coach house can be seen on the right and the old sports pavilion in the distance.

Looking west across Tom's field to Brockley Road

Looking west across Tom's field to Brockley Road.  The bungalow in the centre stands on the site of the old legion hut built in the 1920s.

Looking south west to Low Farm

Looking south west with Low Farm in the centre.  The bungalows in the foreground were built on the site of a pair of cottages that stood on Church Lane and were demolished in the 1960s.

Looking towards the end of Cotterell's Lane

Looking towards the eastern end of Cotterell's Lane.

Looking towards Orchard Close

Looking across Orchard Close towards Boxworth Road.

Looking north east over Boxworth Road

Looking north east over Boxworth road with Essex House in the foreground, Dale Farm and Martin's Farm in the background.

Holworth Cottage

A view of Holworthy Cottage in Brook Street.

View of Church Lane from church tower

Looking south west across Church Lane from the church tower, probably in the late 1980s.

Looking northwest from the church tower

Looking north west across the village from the top of the church tower, probably in the late 1980s.

Looking west from the church tower

Looking west across the Causeway from the top of the church tower, probably in the late 1980s.

View of Browns Farm

A view of Browns Farm with its farmyard before the farmyard was redeveloped for housing around 1972.  Also visible is number 46 Boxworth Road built in 1965 on the site of a row of cottages next to Browns Farm.  This was probably taken in the late 1960s.

East end of Boxworth Road 1970-1975

A view of  the eastern end of Boxworth Road 1970-1975 showing numbers 55 and 60.  At that time Brown's Farm was still being used for agriculture and vegetables were being grown in the field behind the house.

Eastern end of Boxworth Road in 1998

A view of the eastern end of Boxworth Road in March 1998 showing number 60.  A new house has been built next to Browns Farm with a new outbuilding on what was the field.

Eastern end of Boxworth Road 2006

This picture shows the eastern end of Boxworth Road in May 2006. From left to right Summerlin Farm, the old grain store, number 60 and the gardens of the next two houses are visible.  In the top right the Constellation Caravan park can be seen.

Eastern end of Boxworth Road 2013

A view of number 60 and part of the old grain store in June 2013.




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