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photoblog image Allen Bank,  Grasmere 6/7

Allen Bank, Grasmere 6/7

As one wanders round the rooms at Allen Bank these four sculpted facsimile open books, which stand several feet high are in different rooms. They seem to be devoted to Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley who bought the house in 1915 before he died in 1920 leaving the property to the National Trust of which he was one of the founders.

Allen Bank, Grasmere 6/7

As one wanders round the rooms at Allen Bank these four sculpted facsimile open books, which stand several feet high are in different rooms. They seem to be devoted to Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley who bought the house in 1915 before he died in 1920 leaving the property to the National Trust of which he was one of the founders.

comments (8)

What a great post this is, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, to get the scale right these are at least chest height on an average sized person.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 May 2018, 07:37
What a legacy this man has left the nation!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris, there is a lot of interest at this house.
What splendid objects these are Brian
Brian Walbey: To get the scale right these are at least chest height on an average sized person. I'm not sure if I've got them in the right order here though.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 19 May 2018, 11:08
Lovely!
Brian Walbey: To get the scale right these are at least chest height on an average sized person. I'm not sure if I've got them in the right order here though.
I like the copper so well seen here.
Brian Walbey: Those parts are very well done.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 May 2018, 17:45
We have a lot to thank Canon Rawnsley for; the country wield be poorer without his the efforts of others.
Brian Walbey: I do wonder how he would feel about the apparent pC way the NT has been going over recent years though.
A curious, but interesting idea!
Brian Walbey: I'd never seen anything quite like it before.
Noteworthy, they seem real.
Brian Walbey: They do indeed, they are quite large.

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