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


Denise at Forest Manor said...

What an interesting and beautiful estate, Barbara!! I really enjoyed the tour; my favorites are the stained glass windows and the oil paintings. Spectacular!! I look forward to seeing the second part of the tour. :)

Have a lovely day, Barbara.



Lilly's Mom said...

I too enjoyed this tour and reading about this historic property. Your photos are amazing. I especially enjoyed seeing the kitchen. I'm looking forward to reading part II. My best to you, Pat xx

Patsy said...

It is all so lovely! Thanks for posting for us to enjoy.

Come Away With Me said...

Very interesting, Barbara. I was fascinated by those extremely tall candle holders in the room behind the chandelier cleaners. They are so massive and yet hold only a single candle. And I noticed someone came up with the clever idea of placing a little pine cone on the seat of many of the chairs so no one would sit on them. The ceiling is very unusual too.

Bernideen said...

Great photos and very fun - I'll pass on the bathtub!

Lorrie said...

Another wonderful English house tour. That bath - I've never seen anything like it! I suppose it would keep the drafts away and the water warmer than an open tub. Rather ingenious. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful rooms and especially the dining tables. Thanks, Barbara!

elizabeth said...

You do go to visit the nicest places, Barbara!
I never quite know whether I want to live in manor house or whether it would just be too much to cope with!
Hope you and Alan are keeping well.
I see you have reached the 55 year mark!
In January Robert and I will get to 40.
Warm wishes from a rather chilly New York.

Rasma Raisters said...

Lovely pictures. Thank you for the tour.

Bishop Stone said...

That is a really nice house. I love the numbers of pots and pans needed for the kitchen.

Vee said...

Wonderful home...a chamber pot in the library, a bath that looks like a boot/footware, and girls cleaning the chandelier. That would be very interesting to watch. I am going back to see what others saw and I missed...pine cones and tall candles?

Anonymous said...

Great photos, I feel as I was there with you and what an interesting house. For sure worth another visit when we get back to Norfolk someday:) Jane

bristowmom said...

I tried and failed to choose a favorite room. The library! The drawing room! The dining room! All lovely.

If I ever am lucky enough to visit England, I will use your blog as my tour guide.