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  • Day222

    Montacute House

    April 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Es ist zwanzig nach acht und ich hab noch 18% Akku, mal gucken wie lange ich hier auf dem Sofa liegen bleiben kann bevor ich mich an eine Steckdose setzen muss.
    Mein Tag hat relativ spät angefangen. Ich bin um acht Uhr aufgewacht mit ziemlich Kopfschmerzen und bis Mitte Frühstück auch ohne Geschmack Zentrum quasi. Fertig gemacht hab ich mich natürlich trotzdem und dann ging es mir auch schon wieder besser.
    Nach einem kleinen Ausflug zu Tesco bin ich zu meiner ersten Station heute gefahren. Na ja... Station. Also erster Programmpunkt. Mein erster Programmpunkt war ungefähr eine halbe Stunde entfernt und hieß Montacute House. Ich war ein bisschen zu früh da und das Haus hatte noch nicht auf. Deswegen hab ich im Café gelesen und Tee getrunken, bevor ich dann um 11 Uhr an einer Tour teilgenommen habe. Danach bin ich dann durchs Haus gelaufen (typisch stylisch mit Regenschirm und blauen Plastiküberziehschuhen...). Bevor ich zum nächsten Programmpunkt gefahren bin hab ich aus Versehen drei Bücher in dem Second Hand Bookshop gekauft... Aber nur für £3 also ist alles gut!
    Bei dem Haus bin ich trotz dem blauen Himmel auf dem ersten Bild relativ nass geworden. Aber so, dass die Autofahrt mich wieder etwas trocknen konnte.
    ... bis gleich!
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  • Day81

    Montacute House

    July 21, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Sir Edward Phelips, a member of Parliament and then Speaker of the Houses of Commons, had this house built in 1601 as a statement of his power and wealth. This is one of the best examples of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture in England,

    The original front of the house was on the East side. In 1787, a later Edward Phelips took an ornamental facade from another local 16th century house, and added it to the West side. This made a new front with a corridor inside, so rooms could have their own doors. Before this family and visitors would have to go through each other’s rooms to get from one side of the house to the other.
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    This would be another get location for a TV show! So interesting and beautiful! SC 😲


    I agree!

  • Day30


    August 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Enormous Elizabethan house.
    I know you are surprised.
    Built by a wool merchant and lawyer who was also an MP and a judge. We are sure he wasn’t status conscious.
    Was involved in the trials of Sir Walter Raleigh and the Guy Fawkes plotters. Knighted for his efforts.
    Very good guide around the property and a lot of the place makes more sense.
    150 years after the place was built the local road had changed so they bought the front from a local manor and stuck on the back to create a new front door!!!!
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    Shirley Longhurst

    Very stately. Must have had lots of guests otherwise-the rooms would never be aired.

  • Day81

    Montacute House Exhibits

    July 21, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Lord Curzon leased this house in 1915-25, and made some changes. Here is his bedroom with a bathing nook he added into it.

    The clothing for the exhibit was hand-stitched by a volunteer. The outfit in the middle would be worn by a boy until about age 6-8, when he graduated to short pants. This signified that he was becoming a man, and would be cause for celebration.

    The paintings showed how the queens dressed. These paintings are among the many displayed throughout the house, but especially in the "Long Gallery" on third floor. Another exhibit showed many intricate samplers from the 16th and 17th centuries.
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