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Sheringham Hall

Sheringham Park is a landscape park and gardens near the town of Sheringham, Norfolk, England.   The park surrounds Sheringham Hall which is privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors.

 

The Regency, Grade II listed building is finished in grey, gault, Lincolnshire brick was designed and built by Humphry Repton and his architect son, John Adey Repton.  Due to the Norfolk coast's glacial winds, Repton chose a south-facing site in the lee of a wooded hillside.  In July 1813 the Upcher family laid the foundation stones and the family hoped to move into the house in the summer of 1817, but the owner of the estate Abbot Upcher fell ill and died in 1819 at the age of 35.  The hall remained empty for 20 years until Henry Ramey Upcher completed the house in 1839.


Scanned on my recently purchased Plustek OpticFilm 7600i from a 1970/80's slide, processed in CS3 and Topaz.  1/10

 

I will be unable to view, comment or reply until Friday, I hope to catch up with you all then.

Sheringham Hall

Sheringham Park is a landscape park and gardens near the town of Sheringham, Norfolk, England.   The park surrounds Sheringham Hall which is privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors.

 

The Regency, Grade II listed building is finished in grey, gault, Lincolnshire brick was designed and built by Humphry Repton and his architect son, John Adey Repton.  Due to the Norfolk coast's glacial winds, Repton chose a south-facing site in the lee of a wooded hillside.  In July 1813 the Upcher family laid the foundation stones and the family hoped to move into the house in the summer of 1817, but the owner of the estate Abbot Upcher fell ill and died in 1819 at the age of 35.  The hall remained empty for 20 years until Henry Ramey Upcher completed the house in 1839.


Scanned on my recently purchased Plustek OpticFilm 7600i from a 1970/80's slide, processed in CS3 and Topaz.  1/10

 

I will be unable to view, comment or reply until Friday, I hope to catch up with you all then.

comments (13)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 May 2011, 00:40
Great capture
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 9 May 2011, 01:11
The tree and its shadow make a very heavy frame for this building, Brian.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 May 2011, 06:44
Fab compo here Brian. Interesting read smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 May 2011, 06:59
A grand building Brian
With all those chimnies the carbon footprint must have been massive
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 May 2011, 08:14
What an interesting story behind this structure, Brian. I wonder what ghosts lived in the place for those 20 'empty' years?!
the tree branch adds a nice framing
A rather grand pile. All those fireplaces must have needed a lot of feeding in winter. Well shot Brian.
See you Friday smile This has scanned well Brian
Nicely framed view of a fine house, Brian.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 May 2011, 21:20
I love the chimneys!
  • Les Auld
  • A wet Oban in Scotland
  • 9 May 2011, 21:49
Scanner working well Brian, the hall looks just great.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, I'm pleased with the scanner. Congrats.on your PAGB success.
Nicely framed, Brian. We've wandered around Sheringham Park a couple of times but never seen the house.

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