Lower Peover, St Oswald, Cheshire, ***

“Peover is a monument to the oakwood that long contributed so much to architecture in these parts. A poem on the west wall celebrates its virtues”:

Talk not of Syrian cedar,
Nor yet of foreign pine,
And mention not the timber
Of any other clime.
But see our native oak
In noble grandeur stand,
The dread of every sea,
The glory of our land.

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