Saturday, 28 November 2015

Fellbrigg Hall, Norfolk, Part Two

For this post we are looking at the gardens but first wanted to show you the back of the house.
At roof level we see 
"Glory to God in the Highest" 
worked into the stone work in Latin.
This certainly says something about the family who first built the house in 1620 ad

Considering we are about to enter October there is still some colour about

This is an amazing Dovecote

and I take the risk of entering!

All was well!

The walled gardens here had many hens and chickens running around and the many hen houses were fun

A different kind of bench to sit on

Well that is it for Fellbrigg - do check the previous post if you did not get to see the interior of the house.

Coming soon - on Norfolk

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk Part 1

Felbrigg Hall is a cherished country retreat bursting with cosiness and charm, first built in 1620 a.d
Reflecting the personal stories of 4 Norfolk families who secured their wealth through agriculture and gained political and social status, the Hall has been greatly added to over the years, the last squire being Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer.
I am doing this post in 2 parts, first inside and outside. 

From the entrance hall where we note the stained glass windows

A dining room photo out of sequence here

From the great Hall into the Drawing Room

With it's card table in the corner

and now through the bedrooms that are not in the right order!! 

Love this wash stand set

Hand painted Chinese wallpaper from 1752

Would you like a bath in this tub?

Dining Room

Serving Table

Here we see estate workers cleaning the Chandelier 

piece by piece

A chamber pot in a secret cupboard in the corner of the Library

The small cabinet on this table housed the servants library

The bedroom corridor

and kitchen

Basement corridor with fire equipment at the ready

and lastly a 'man catcher'!
Will finish off with the gardens in next post