August 21st - The Mount, a handsome, old, recently renovated house stands at the brow of the hill in Lichfield where the Burton Old Road, Church Street and Trent Valley Roads meet. It’s a wonderful looking place, and has been lovingly restored. I noticed yesterday that the original access hatches still exist in the rear chimney. These blue cast-iron doors allow access to the flue for the sweep - a once common feature, yet few survive, let alone adjacent like this. The Mount was previously used by an organisation - I think the Scouts or sea cadets - and was empty for a long while. Excellent to see the place loved again.