This weekend and the one previous we visited some old grand houses, the first one was Grey's Court near Henley on Thames and the second was Stansted Park near Rowlands Castle. The first 6 shots from the new work gallery are from Stansted Park and the remaining 3 from Grey's Court.
Brief history lesson:
Grey's Court is a 16th century mansion in very quiet gardens on the edge of the Chitern Hills. In the grounds sits an impressive medieval tower and wonderful gardens. As well as the tower, there is medieval donkey wheel for pulling up water from a 200ft deep well! The donkey wheel is made from oak and really is giant hamster wheel!
Stansted Park also has its routes in medieval times, the house you see above was constructed on the foundations of the old house following a devastating fire in 1900! It is a fascinating building with many artefacts of times gone by. Downstairs, which of course is the servants quarters and kitchens is a proper insight in to the class system and how the house was run.
Off to Lewes next weekend, weather permitting.
I hope you enjoy the pictures, always pleased to hear what you think of them.
Bye for now
I have an interest in photography and am attempting to train my eye and improve my technique!