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John Constable, Boat Building near Flatford Mill, Then and Now

Flatford, Suffolk

Location Guide

The boat dock has been restored and can be seen now, in a similar form to that of Constables time.

The bridge and bridge cottage is just out of view to the right and the lock and Flatford Mill are to the left. The tow path is on the opposite side of the river.

As near as you can get to the same angle toady. Constable has a higher view so perhaps he was on a wagon.

The dock looking more directly towards the river

and looking back with the river behind me.

This is the removable dam that keeps the water out, you can also just see the bridge beyond.

The dam is now on the right, and I have moved to position where you can see the bridge better.

Combatable also painted a View on the Stour near Dedham from this position. But the tress were not there then.

Location: John Constable, Boat Building  near Flatford Mill, Flatford, Suffolk

Grid Reference: TM076333 Ceremonial County: Suffolk

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap

Getting there: See Flatford Mill

Access: Can be seen from paths but you have to go into an enclosure to get to the river end, and this may not always be open.
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Opening Times: You can always see it from the path end, may not always be able to get access to the other part, I don't know.

Charges: No charges

Nearby Locations: Very many within a very short distance with more than 10 clustered around the mill. See John Constables Painting Locations Then and Now  
Other Location Pages: Then and Now Locations     John Constable Painting Locations     John Constables Painting Locations Then and Now   Flatford Mill
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Page Ref: Constable_Boat_building_Flatford_Mill Topic: Comparative Photography Last Updated: 08/2010


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