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Wightwick Manor (pronounced 'Wittick') is a Victorian manor house located on Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, and one of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement.

 

Wightwick was built by Theodore Mander, of the Mander family, who were successful 19th-century industrialists in the area, and his wife Flora, daughter of Henry Nicholas Paint, member of Parliament in Canada.  Edward Ould of Liverpool designed it in two phases; the first was completed in 1887 and the house was extended with the Great Parlour wing in 1893.

 

This family house portrays life during the Victorian era and is a notable example of the influence of William Morris, with original Morris wallpapers and fabrics, De Morgan tiles, Kempe glass, and Pre-Raphaelite works of art.

Wightwick Manor 1/5

Wightwick Manor (pronounced 'Wittick') is a Victorian manor house located on Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, and one of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement.

 

Wightwick was built by Theodore Mander, of the Mander family, who were successful 19th-century industrialists in the area, and his wife Flora, daughter of Henry Nicholas Paint, member of Parliament in Canada.  Edward Ould of Liverpool designed it in two phases; the first was completed in 1887 and the house was extended with the Great Parlour wing in 1893.

 

This family house portrays life during the Victorian era and is a notable example of the influence of William Morris, with original Morris wallpapers and fabrics, De Morgan tiles, Kempe glass, and Pre-Raphaelite works of art.

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2011, 00:45
Love that forest of chimneys on top, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Great aren't they Ray.
I must say Brian, at first I thought this was Tudor, but what a wonderful building. A great picture.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely building Frances, we call this Mock Tudor.
Gorgeous manor house - so many interesting details!
Brian Walbey: Indeed there is Elizabeth, sadly photography wasn't allowed inside.
It is a grand manor house Brian and you have framed it to perfection... but i think that the two slabs of rectangular hedges out front takes away much of the beauty of the place... that in only my opinion....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean about the hedges Peter, this was the first shot I took and I wanted to show the steps leading up as well.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Nov 2011, 05:10
Fabulous looking building,very presented
Brian Walbey: It is vintage, thanks very much.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2011, 06:30
Fine architecture. Good history lesson. I generally like most things Victorian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Savo.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2011, 06:59
It even has its own weathervane! It would make a great little hotel or B&B, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It would indeed Ginnie, it is nice inside, one of ill's favourite houses.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2011, 07:17
I must go here Brian: I just love Arts & Crafts buildings of this era
Brian Walbey: I think you would enjoy a visit here Chris.
One of my favourites Brian as you know
Brian Walbey: Yes I remember you saying Bill, we were a bit disappointed with the garden areas though.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2011, 08:12
So we both have Arts and Crafts subjects today, Brian
Brian Walbey: So we do, great minds thinking alike perhaps smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2011, 08:12
A house with character, wonderful colours.
Very well captured.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it is a lovely house, one of Bills favourites.
An impressive place Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Martin.
A very impressive residence. I suppose it is now open to tours.
Brian Walbey: It is Mary and yes it is looked after by the National trust and entry includes going in the house, but sadly photographs are not allowed.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2011, 10:05
Yes, I love this fine sort of brown &white framework houses I sometimes saw in England (recently in the Lakes) - it looks well looked after -and I would be interested in William Morris' and other artwork. Thanks for your information! My enthousiasm about the Victorian era is increasing!
Brian Walbey: I'm glad you like this Philine, I know you like a lot of our old stuff in the U.K.
Certainly not your run-of-the-mill manor, Brian. I find the arts & crafts movement of great interest and would be thrilled to explore this property. Lucky you!
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you would enjoy going inside this house Beverly, sadly one cannot take photos in there.
Yes Morris and the crafts movement have been extremely influencial in design and decor.

Victorian versions of genuine Tudor and Elizabethen buildings don't quite come up to the mark of the real thing for me though.
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Richard but they do look better than the design of most current modern houses I feel.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2011, 14:43
A rather nice pile Brian smile
Brian Walbey: It is indeed John.
Nice little dwelling smile
Brian Walbey: Bit too big for just me and my wife these days Tom, but yes, very nice.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 21 Nov 2011, 16:03
All the charm of Elizabethan England Brian. Just what the Victorians lusted after.
Brian Walbey: They done a good job of re-creation here Chad.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2011, 16:10
This looks a really interesting place Brian, I love the style of the house smile
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a lovely house Linda, sadly photography isn't allowed inside.
An imposing picture and interesting narrative, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Graeme.
ohh...I enjoy your post so much. You know Brian that long time ago I used to have an art history teacher from Wolverhampton (at UCSC California), his name was Jasper Rose, and let me tell you we cover very well the pre-raphaelites. I pride myself of having a number of original peaces from that time, including a superb Arts&Crafts iris peacock style plate and an original wallpaper (170 cm x 40 aprox) which I framed...
Brian Walbey: It seems as though Wightwick Manor would be an ideal place for you to visit Juan, one day perhaps.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2011, 22:17
Looks to be a fascinating place. Every time I look at the right hand wall, I keep seeing a smiling face. I like the black & white designs very much.
Brian Walbey: It is a very good place to visit Alan. I took a shot of hat right hand wall on its own and it has come out quite well, I've called it "Mock Tudor Magic" and might out it in a competition at my camera club sometime.

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