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Wakefield

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day84

    Nostel Priory

    July 24 in the United Kingdom

    We are staying in Leeds between housesits, so we can visit Jacob in the nearby town of Ackworth. We visited for a couple of hours and then went together to Nostel Priory, another country manor. The manor wasn't open, which was too bad. But Jake and his Dad visited in the courtyard of the old stables complex while I walked around looking at the gardens. Then we went to a pub for lunch. It was great to see him.Read more

  • Day102

    Nostel Priory continues

    August 11 in the United Kingdom

    Here is the State Guest Room, for the most important guests. Chippendale furniture was featured throughout the house but especially in this room. We learned a lot about Chippendale, and found out there are no pictures of him, he died penniless, and he was not famous until after he died. This room was decorated in the popular oriental themes of the day.

    The desk in the library is also Chippendale.

    The Tapestry Room is beautiful, but was only used for special guests.
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  • Day102

    Nostel Priory, Take Two!

    August 11 in the United Kingdom

    We are staying in Wakefield for the weekend to visit Jacob and Jodie. Last time we were here, the house wasn't open, but it is today. The current family lives on the top floor, but the public can see the two lower floors. Construction started in 1725, but the first owner died and the family ran out of money to finish it. Finally the family came into more money during the Industrial revolution of the 1800s and more of the house was completed. However, there were tile floors and other features planned but never completed.Read more

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City and Borough of Wakefield, Wakefield, WKF

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