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Exploring the Delights of Burton Mill Pond in West Sussex

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Julia Hartley and I are taking an enthusiastic stroll around the picturesque Burton Mill Pond, a holding pond for the once productive mill of the same name in the Burton Park Estate.

Passing from the old lodge house, we find evidence of its former glory in a delightful avenue of ancient and colossal sweet chestnut trees.

The pond is just south of Petworth and close to the village of Duncton. It is also part of Burton Park Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated nationally important for its wetland habitats, rare plants, birdlife, and invertebrate populations. Chingford Pond is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI).

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(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) BURTON, Richard F. 1897. Peter Harrington Rare Books.

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(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) BURTON, Richard F. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights’ entertainments, 1897. Peter Harrington Rare Books.

Presented by Sammy Jay of Peter Harrington Rare Books.

12 volumes, large octavo. Original full vellum by Zaehnsdorf, gilt lettered spines with gilt Arabic motifs and red morocco onlays, sides elaborately gilt stamped on a red morocco background, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, richly gilt turn-ins, pale blue & gilt patterned endpapers. Housed in the original polished mahogany cabinet, embellished with fretted darker wood, the doors glazed and overlaid with brass lattice work, with two locks and key of “Oriental” design.

(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) BURTON, Richard F. 1897. Peter Harrington Rare Books.