Conspicuous from Blacka and an eyesore for many years alongside Fairthorne and King Ecgberts School, Old Whitelow Farm has offended the eye because of the white plasticky looking caravans standing out in the view. The caravans have now gone and the site is up for sale by auction in two lots from Eadon Lockwood and Riddle.
The site and buildings as they stand now rest fairly easy on the eye, old style and natural stone, complementing other farmhouses along Whitelow. The question hanging over this is what will be the restrictions upon the buyers. Will the planners have in mind the impact of their renovation or new building work upon the view from Blacka, given their shambolic failures in relation to Fairthorn?