Hammered and chiselled

      Some Victorian stonemason laboured over this piece of carved lettering. It lives on the lintel above the front door of a house in the village.
      The whimsical name Leafield might have been appropriate once upon a time but now it looks out over a busy road and a small river. The small river is definitely not the River Lea but there are fields opposite with a crop of potatoes growing in one field and next to that a field of sugar beet.
      'Spudfield' and 'Beetfield' don't have quite the same idyllic sound either so Leafield it is then, mind you it is a nice piece of chisel work.
      It definitely cuts it for us.