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Jeacock's Orchard

Dunsley Bungalow is a hidden slice of our past, a modest house and 2 acre plot of land that was offered to a Mr Jeacock in 1920 as part of the Homes Fit for Heroes programme. Little is known about its original owner other than that he fought in World War I and did not like to talk about it. However he had an enthusiasm for apple trees.

Much of the site is still a working apple tree orchard, with apples harvested and juiced each autumn. The current occupier, Martin Hicks, picks a ton of apples each year, including Annie Elizabeth and Warners King, which are all pressed into sharp strongly smelling apple juices. There used to be orchards right the way along the lane but all the others have been grubbed up to make way for new housing.

The orchard contains several species of English wildflower, some nationally scarce. English Heritage have said that the site has "a wide ecological diversity". Sheep and goats graze some of the land.

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This orchard is on private land



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