The best visual impression of Mansewood today is given by the aerial photo below. The church appears at the top left, and the manse in the clearing in the middle of the lower half of the picture. The number of trees in the area is striking from this view. The name Mansewood implies that the area was a wood before the houses were developed, though it is not clear whether any of the trees standing today pre-date the houses. Any expert opinions on this would be welcomed.
The original church is at the top left, and the manse can be seen lower left of centre of the picture, with some new housing nearby, but still lots of green around it.
Also seen in the picture are the two modern houses that have been built (just below the church at top left). The lower of these was built on the site of the original Ferncliff, which ironically was the home of John Guy, one of the two original developers.
The area at the bottom right also shows some modern development. The area to the right of the manse was shown as having only three large plots, and the three old houses still stand. Five modern houses have been built in the area since then.
At the centre bottom can be seen The Coach House pub.
An alternative view of the area comes from the web site www.streetmap.co.uk, which, as well as providing maps of any area in the UK, offers aerial photographs of selected areas.
|This view, composed from two of streetmap's
aerial views, shows the junction of Thornliebank Road and Nether
Auldhouse Road at the left, the school at top centre, the junction of
Mansewood Road and Alder Road at top right, and the white triangle of
The Coach House Pub at bottom right.
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