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.

1 comment:

Tricia Ryder said...

Lend themselves well to B&W ... Favs of mine too... and yes, sad that Barrington is empty..