Thursday, 27 November 2014

Lanhydrock House, Cornwall Part 2

Do go to the previous post if you did not see part 1 of Lanhydrock House
This is very much a family country house belonging to a wealthy but unpretentious family
More information on this family at end of post taken from website 

This is the bedroom of one of the sons

with the dressing room

and his sitting room

and the nursery area

The nursemaid's ironing room

Children's bedroom

Nanny's bedroom with cot for baby

Nursery bathroom


Nursery utility room

a servant's bedroom

and another

this photo and the next is part of the uniform room

Like so many other families their lives were shattered in the first world war

The Attic

Eldest sons Tommy's room with his parliamentary Ermine robe
He dies of injuries sustained while rescuing an injured comrade in the battle of Loos in September 1915

His bathroom

The Master bedroom

and sitting room

and now to family rooms

The Prayer room

The Long gallery

Apparently the ceilings were saved during the great fire

Over a period of 400 years the Agar-Rebartes family used their great wealth to worship and praise God and help other people.
The decorations in their country house reflects their Christian faith, and also reveals the charity work the family carried out.
The house has a special prayer room for example, where the family prayed together daily.
Their faith is also reflected in the decoration of the building. The plaster work ceiling that the 1st Earl of Radnor commissioned for the gallery depicts scenes from the Bible. It was used by later generations to teach younger children about their faith.
The theological library is one of the most important of it's kind.
They were a family who practised what they preached. Thomas James built a hospital for the miners, supported the Lifeboat Association and carried out much philanthropical work in the area.

Well this is the end of my Cornwall postings so I do hope you have enjoyed them. 
I am still working on my computer issues after the wipe out but making progress.
Hope all my American bloggers are enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday time. 


Lorrie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading more and seeing more photos from the Lanhydrock House. Thank you for sharing your Cornwall posts with us. I've found them fascinating.

Terri said...

We are thankful for you and your blog... Thank you for sharing your pictures... love the pictures and stories you present. Nice to see that a family that rich helps others.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Thank you Barbara, that was very enjoyable. Your comment about WWI reminds me that sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if those royal cousins had not decided to go to war against each other in 1914. It was certainly not what Queen Victoria envisioned as she was marrying all her daughters off hither and yon. We are still paying for it now. I do love that this family were a praying family and did many things for others.

Gracie Saylor said...

Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes, Barbara. There were 13 around our table today, just missing my oldest son and his family, but we have much for which to be thankful!

It is so interesting to see how the family in Lanhydrock house lived and shared their wealth.

Thanks for battling your computer and sharing your photos :)

Linda P said...

Thank you for sharing your photos of the visit to Lanhydrock. I've went there a couple of times many years ago, but only have vague memories of the interior so your photos are a good record and very interesting. The National Trust has done a good job in bringing the house and family to life with so many period items on display. The philanthropic actions of the family who lived there has benefited the area. It's sad about the son who died in WW1 which devastated every family and every section of society. I hope things are getting better with your computer issues which I can relate to having had the same situation recently and still borrowing a laptop.

Vee said...

A most impressive home. I am glad that such a family was able to use their blessings for more good and in spreading the Good News.

bristowmom said...

I very much enjoyed your tour of this home. I am perhaps in the minority, but I wish there were still families living like this. I love what I imagine to be the formality and grace of that time. Even thinking of the staff life seems comfortable to me.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Wonderful photos and such a lovely house; I could look at your photos again and again, thank you.

CherryPie said...

It looks like a really interesting place, I have enjoyed my virtual visit.

Deanna said...

Enjoyed this tour very much. So very interesting to see the interior of this place.