Saturday, 18 August 2018

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk Part 3


If you have not already looked at part 1 and 2, I would suggest that you did as there is some history there as well as many photos of this magnificent house.
Starting this post with pictures of the Priest's Hole.

Priest holes were concealed spots created especially for Priests, so they could hide away safely during a time when Catholics were persecuted. Under Elizabeth I, Priests were often imprisoned , tortured, and even killed. Priest holes were especially disguised within a house to baffle search parties.


Ancient Royal robes




Another uncomfortable chair





Outdoor Chess being played

The Estate church





These paintings on the wall showed all the stations of the cross




Outside again and into the gardens


including the kitchen garden where food was grown for the family and the restaurant

Ruins of the old church


and lastly the King's bedroom
Hope you enjoyed touring this house


Saturday, 11 August 2018

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk Part 2

I would suggest that if you did not read my previous post on Oxburgh Hall it would be helpful to do so as there is lots of information there.
It's a magnificent place though I would not want to live there!


All the stairways have painted walls

Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots




A very unusual chess board









I always like these kind of reflections with mirrors opposite mirors



The King's bed when he visited

These wall hangings were made by Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick




Many beautiful tapestries




and a chair that I don't think would be very comfortable
Part 3 with lots more pictures next

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk Part 1


At last getting to finish posting from last Summer. This will actually take 3 posts as Oxburgh Hall is an amazing place and so photogenic as well as the history.
We visited here on our way home from our week away in Norfolk
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Oxburgh Hall is a 15th century moated Manor House


surrounded by the moat





Across the moat and into the Courtyard



Unfortunately there was some repair work taking place which necessitated portable loos


Our first stop was the tea room as we were ready for a light lunch




Built in 1482 by the Catholic Bedingfield family, it is the enduring legacy of their survival through turbulent times. There are 500 years of history to explore, with hidden doors, rooftop views and a secret Priest's hole.
Discover the legacy of the Victorian 6th Baronet who created much of what we see today. Admire the Victorian Gothic interiors, and ornate architectural additions that reflected a romantic view of Oxburgh's medieval past, or enjoy the walled garden and the French parterre. Laid to rest in the private chapel that he built, you will also see the stunning 16th century Dutch Triptych alter piece.
The collections include embroideries worked by
Mary, Queen of Scots and colourful wallpapers from the mid 19th century.









watching the fish in the moat from inside








Two more posts to come. I hate splitting it up like this but there are far too many photos for one post.
I have finally managed to get to the bottom of photo issues.
When I take photos with my i-pad which I mostly do now, they go through i-cloud and blogger will not recognise these.
It means I have to get them into pictures on my computer before I can use them and/or print them. I-cloud is nothing more than a storage facility.
To be continued