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Melbourne Hall

On Tuesday I posted a picture taken at the small town of Melbourne not far from us just over the border in Derbyshire.  There is a hall there that was originally a rectory for the Norman Parish Church, it became the home of Sir John Coke in 1628 and has been inherited by subsequent members of the family to the present day and is now home to Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr and their young family.

This is the back of the house which looks out over a large lake and extensive grounds, but which is also a public thoroughfare.

More details can be found at http://www.melbournehall.com/flash_content/index.html

 

Melbourne Hall

On Tuesday I posted a picture taken at the small town of Melbourne not far from us just over the border in Derbyshire.  There is a hall there that was originally a rectory for the Norman Parish Church, it became the home of Sir John Coke in 1628 and has been inherited by subsequent members of the family to the present day and is now home to Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr and their young family.

This is the back of the house which looks out over a large lake and extensive grounds, but which is also a public thoroughfare.

More details can be found at http://www.melbournehall.com/flash_content/index.html

 

comments (11)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Aug 2009, 00:12
I've heard of this place Brian: it looks solid & grand
Brian Walbey: It's a nice place Chris, the gardens are open during the week together with the craft centre and cafe but the house is only open during the families holiday periods away.
Lovely composition and tonal range.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Aug 2009, 02:27
Nice.

Did they invite you in for tea&scones?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, no I had to get my tea & scones at the cafe. I have been inside though and it is very pleasant.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND.
  • 8 Aug 2009, 07:53
Good framing on this one Brian,grand house / super picture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graham.
Looks a fine house. This is somewhere I had never heard of Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill It is a nice house but is only open during the summer when the family go away, which is when we went inside a few years ago. The gardens are open most of the time but generally it is not on the general circuit of houses if you know what I mean.
Very nice Brian. I wouldn't have minded inheriting that.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. the trouble with inheriting a place like this is the bills that come with it.
Looks very appealing, Brian. I like the framing with the trees and their shadows.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, it is a nice house, ina nice position with very attractive gardens as well.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Aug 2009, 22:48
What a magnificent residence.
Brian Walbey: It is rather nice Tony, small scale compared with stately homes and estates.
Nice framing Brian...Lovely image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron.
Also nice!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Paul.
I have been whiling away the time going back over a lot of your architectural work, and I think this is my favourite. The framing, the colours and the detailing in the stone wall of the hall are all very fine -- good enough, I think, for the hall to use themselves in their promotional material.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for looking back at my work Donald, sadly they don't do much promotion as the hall is only open during their holidays in August.

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