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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Anyone Heard of 'Toad's Hole'?

We have been contacted by an art dealer who is trying to identify the location of the painting below.

The painting has a reference to Toad's Hole (Milford on Sea and Hordle.)

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Can anyone throw any light on where this might be?  Doesn't seems to be a view that I recognise.

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  1. Looking at the picture I wonder if the church on the cliff is the old Hordle church, before the village went into the sea, and the location does not exist any more. Only a scap of the churchyard is left.I am sure one of the Milford historians will be able to tell us. All best wishes. Terry Langford.

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  2. Toad's Hole is possibly a reference to Taddiford Gap (Toad Ford) although the cliff has eroded so much it might be difficult to place exactly

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  3. Google maps says Afron Down, Freshwater

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  4. See also Toad Hall, Bashley Cross Road, New Milton BH25 5SZ

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  5. David, your question about the painting.answer, it is Taddiford Gap, Toad derives from Tadd. it has eroded greatly in recent years so looks unfamiliar in the painting. i tried to reply on the website but not sure if it worked. Giles Darvill.

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