Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Small Jacobean manor house

with small ornamental palms

the Orangery
the coach house and stables
the English garden

a couple of swans on the Thames

10 comments:

lagatta said...

It is not as small as I thought it would be. I had a picture of its style in my mind's eye, but I imagined just the part in front, not what looks like an extension at the right.

Trust that was a lovely weekend.

Deja Pseu said...

Palm trees? I didn't expect to see palm trees. In Beverly Hills, maybe, but not in Britain. Didn't think you all had the climate for it.

Anonymous said...

This is SMALL? I am hugely jealous and wish you hadn't posted these pictures, Linda!

Geri

phyllis said...

Oh I'd love to spend a weeknd there! And I'm raelly glad I'm not the person who needs to think about when to replace the roof.

Toby Wollin said...

Definitely a house built for a time when servants came ten to the penny and maintenance and repair was an on-going thing. But a place with a tremendous character - closest we might have might be a couple of historic neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

Linda Grant said...

Actually, the house was built in 1653, so technically it is not Jacobean, in fact it was built during the interregnum. Apart from a period of two or three decades last century, it has been in the family ever since. Driving through the Cotswolds on Saturday afternoon, it was noticeable that each village had its manor house, with the title lord of the manor going with it (which my friend has inherited, though she is lady of the manor). Very many of these manors have been sold off to RICH PEOPLE, because oif the enormous expense of upkeep and death duties.

StyleSpy said...

Poor thing. However did you bear it...?

Anonymous said...

Jesus that's nice.

-- desertwind

bonnie-ann black said...

i swear i saw that house on Doctor Who! more than once. beautiful.

miss cavendish said...

Such a James or Wharton novel in waiting. I can see a desperate youngish lord trying to nab a wealthy American widow or divorcee to fund his manor home. But much better yet if one can be lady of the manor and self-sufficient.