We go from the cottage where Hardy was born (last post) to his own adult house
As an architect by profession he was able to design the house himself, with his Father and brother doing the building work.
Little did Hardy realise in 1885 that the house was actually situated in the middle of a neolithic stone circle and a Romano-British cemetery.
He remained in the house until his death
Interestingly to me this house reminds me of the house of
George Bernard Shaw which is in my neck of the woods
The house is very much as it was when Hardy lived here
The armchair by the lamp was Hardy's own chair
Typical passageway to the back door
and some of the garden