Friday, 24 July 2015

Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe was built around the turn of the 15th century and was the home of Victorian Actress Ellen Terry.

This is the priest house and Church

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Bodiam Castle

I was at Bodiam Castle last weekend.

Bodiam is what many people think of when they imagine the perfect castle. It was built in 1385 the castle was dismantled during the English Civil War in the 1640's.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Two Somerset National Trust Properties

South West Somerset contains 4 of my favourite National Trust properties.....

Hear are a few images from a recent trip to two of them.


It has been used quite a few times in TV programmes and films.  I remember it most for being in Sense & Sensibility.

Nearby is Barrington Court this was the first large country house the National Trust acquired in 1907 and almost the last! At the time Barrington was in a terrible state and whenever anyone suggested a country house the cry went up REMEMBER Barrington! In 1920 the property was leased to Arthur Lyle who greatly restored the property.

Today the property is alas empty which is rather sad. It was used for the filming of Wolf Hall.