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photoblog image A Look Inside Shugborough House 1/7

A Look Inside Shugborough House 1/7

Some while ago I posted a series taken at Shugborough, a stately home now owned by the National Trust and which is managed by Staffordshire County Council and which was formerly the homes of the Earls of Lichfield, the Anson family. My earlier series was of some of the famous monuments in the grounds but this one will be a quick peek inside parts of the house. Happily not only is photography allowed in the house but the use of flash is also, its former owner, the late Patrick Lichfield, would no doubt be pleased to hear that.

 

I took several shots of this beautiful Dining room from all sorts of angles but decided just to show you this one as both ends of the room are very similar in design and layout. Who wouldn’t enjoy sitting in these lovely surroundings and be waited on to enjoy ones Lunch or Dinner.

A Look Inside Shugborough House 1/7

Some while ago I posted a series taken at Shugborough, a stately home now owned by the National Trust and which is managed by Staffordshire County Council and which was formerly the homes of the Earls of Lichfield, the Anson family. My earlier series was of some of the famous monuments in the grounds but this one will be a quick peek inside parts of the house. Happily not only is photography allowed in the house but the use of flash is also, its former owner, the late Patrick Lichfield, would no doubt be pleased to hear that.

 

I took several shots of this beautiful Dining room from all sorts of angles but decided just to show you this one as both ends of the room are very similar in design and layout. Who wouldn’t enjoy sitting in these lovely surroundings and be waited on to enjoy ones Lunch or Dinner.

comments (18)

Nice, isn't it? Very similar to mine! (I've got a table, too!)
Brian Walbey: Yes we've got a table as well Graeme, what a coincidence smile This does look a fine table and chairs though doesn't it.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 May 2012, 01:33
I could imagine putting away a large serve of french fries here, Brian...clever too that the carpet would easily hide any spilled tomato sauce...
Brian Walbey: I could happily sit at this table and put away anything I reckon Ray, but yes, it was good thinking on their part about the colour of the carpet smile
Incredible! I thought perhaps this was your place!
Brian Walbey: My place is a tad smaller than this Elizabeth, indeed the whole Dining Room isn't that much smaller than the entire ground floor area of our house!
It is a very grand dining room Brian... Penny has a DUNK & FIFE table similar to this one that she got from her mother... but it is only half the size....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It is a grand room Peter, and a grand dining set, and what fine surroundings.
A very fine collection of silver...it is good that this place is managed & offered to the public
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a finely laid table Juan, in a very fine house as you will see during the week.
I think it must be the only one that allows flash.
Brian Walbey: It is the first I've come across, I was so surprised, although in some rooms there was enough light without flash.
such wealth back then
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chantal, and of course, some people still have that sort of wealth these days, but not me!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2012, 09:45
I love the paintings of ruins that they favour as decoration. Visual prozac to hang on the wall and imagine it is a window onto arcadia whilst being served dinner.
Brian Walbey: I really did find these paintings very interesting Mike, on reflection I should have taken individual pictures of the each of the paintings, next time perhaps.
Very grand Brian, I could become accustomed to evening dinner here!
Brian Walbey: So could I Martin, as long as I didn't have to cook and serve it.
My dining room is very similar to this! Nice shot. Cheers, Dave.
Brian Walbey: Lol. So is mine Dave well sort of, it also has a table and chairs in it!
A wonderful place Brian. I wouldn't mind having a seat there!
Brian Walbey: It is Richard. I also would enjoy having my Lunch or Dinner served to me at that table and in that room.
Opulent dining at its finest, Brian. How wonderful it would be to sit down to a feast at that table with a warming fire blazing away in the hearth.
Brian Walbey: Perhaps we should have a Shutterchance dinner there Beverly, there must be a local takeaway nearby for the food!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2012, 14:53
We do formal so well in this country. I should imagine that guests would have to wear long johns under their finery to keep warm - despite the fireplace it looks a tad chilly!
Brian Walbey: I have often wondered about these fireplaces managing to keep big rooms like this warm, I guess the lower down the pecking order one was the further away from the fire you were sat.
A rather fine setting, nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I could enjoy Lunch or Dinner at this table I think John.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2012, 16:54
What an elegant Dining room - with some Italianate style considering the paintings around. This must be a fine NT stately home!
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely house as you will see during the week Philine.
Getting ideas above all our stations, I guess, Brian! smile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Tom, I wouldn't want all the responsibility for this however nice it is.
A stunning interior Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Fred, wait till you see the library on Wednesday.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 May 2012, 08:50
Lovely sharp photo of an interesting interior, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Lisl.

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