Having moved on from the house, we pass a vintage Rolls Royce
On our way to the Tearooms for lunch
as we sit inside we watch the Cockerel foraging around under the outside tables
His loud piercing crow makes one jump
Thought I would leave the gardens for last and first do a couple of posts on things of interest in the grounds
Here we see the outside ovens once used for the farm workers cottages in Tudor times
and on entering we get a glimpse of living standards at the time
This cottage had it's own oven
Notice the window in the form of a cross
Suffolk being well known for the wool industry we see the fleece spun into wool and dyed using vegetables and fruits
Here we see what was the estate brewery
Passing some of the rare breed cattle
and the Woodman's hut
Before coming to the Alchemists' hut
alchemists were the first scientists and carried out genuine scientific experiment
They also sought the elexir of life and to convert bases metals into gold and were to an extent thought of as magicians.
Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest mathematician the world has known was an Alchemist practicing in both fields.
In the 16th century Alchemy was the province of gentlemen of an enquiring turn of mind but their experiments often involved the use of fire (and even explosives) they tended to work away from where they could put others at risk.