Sunday, 15 August 2010

The Home of Lord Edward Manners!

We are going back to our honeymoon adventure again this Sunday. As we all know England is well known of stately homes, manor, things like that. A castle perhaps as well. Aside from Chatsworth House, we also visited another manor or stately home in Derby. Nestling in the valley of the River Wye, about 2 miles from Bakewell (where we stayed), the 800 year old house, and the home of Lord Edward Manners,  Haddon Hall. Our tour starts now...

This is the outer view of Haddon Hall across the river.Do you recognize this lady sitting by the bridge?hehe..

 This is the North-West Tower which became the entrance to the hall in the early 16th century. The building was begun by Sir Henry Vernon in last 15th century and completed in the 1530's by his grandson Sir George Vernon.
The first photo is the Reredos which dates from the 15th century and was bought in 1933 by the 9th Duke. This contains 11 panels which are now reduced to 9 that portrays the scenes of the Passion of Christ.
The 2nd photo is the marble Effigy of Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Haddon, the son of 8th Duke of Rutland. As a final tribute to him his grief stricken mother, Violet, sculpted the effigy of him.

This is the long gallery which is 110 feet long and 17 feet wide. This have been used as an indoor promenade, enabling the family and their guests to take exercise by walking w/o chancing the vagaries of the Derbyshire climate.Me on the piano corner and my bunny in the long hall.

The main structure of the garden as it is today with its descending terraces. This was a typical arrangement for a late Renaissance garden in England which had been originally inspired by the gardens of Italian hill-top villas.
And this is me and my Mr. Darcy in the garden bench. Lovely flowers around us isn't it?       

Thanks hunny for taking this picture but not quite sure about my focus and clarity! By the way this is restaurant of Haddon hall, with freshly baked scones, cream, and tea.

Very nice topiary there isn't it? And handsome bloke as well?hehehe..

Enjoy more Sceneries at Scenic Sunday and lovely flowers at Todays Flowers. Have a Blessed week everyone! Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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7 Thoughtful thoughts for Roxxy:

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful place to visit, love the gardens and topiary.
Have a great Sunday!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

very nice wiews!
always nice with a story about the photoobjects

Luna Miranda said...

amazing place--the gardens, the building are beautiful! thanks for the tour.

Denise said...

Thanks for taking us on this wonderful tour. Your photos were great.
An English Girl Rambles

LC said...

Nice digs!!! And of course, these are some of the most amazing gardens in England! L

Arija said...

Nice little house and garden.

JJ said...

Enjoyed my visit to your stately home and gardens - LOL


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