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photoblog image Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 3/5

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 3/5

 

This is the main and Southern aspect of Felbrigg Hall which was built in the 17th century for Thomas Wyndham and his son William, descendants of the wealthy merchant who had purchased the estate in 1459. Thomas was responsible for the Jacobean south entrance front. Built of plaster-covered brick and flint with stone dressings, it was almost certainly the work of Robert Lyminge. The two bays and central porch are crowned with the words 'Gloria Deo in Excelsis', (Glory to God in the Highest) pierced through the stone parapet along the roof.

 

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 3/5

 

This is the main and Southern aspect of Felbrigg Hall which was built in the 17th century for Thomas Wyndham and his son William, descendants of the wealthy merchant who had purchased the estate in 1459. Thomas was responsible for the Jacobean south entrance front. Built of plaster-covered brick and flint with stone dressings, it was almost certainly the work of Robert Lyminge. The two bays and central porch are crowned with the words 'Gloria Deo in Excelsis', (Glory to God in the Highest) pierced through the stone parapet along the roof.

 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Sep 2012, 00:44
Very fine image, Brian.

Have the current tenants let the gardeners go?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I guess the gravel is easier to upkeep than a garden for the National Trust.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Sep 2012, 07:20
This is a study in Elizabethan sumptuousness Brian. Never seen words like that set above a house before
Brian Walbey: Very fine isn't it Chris. No doubt the wording at the roofline would not be allowed these days by the Planning Department, too Christian.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Sep 2012, 08:14
He certainly didn't intend to leave any doubt in any visitor's mind about his faith!
Brian Walbey: He ceetainly didn't Mike, I bet that wouldn't get past the Planning Dept.these days.
I wonder if there are plans to restore the plaster
Brian Walbey: I guess, like all these things, it take s lot of money to do properly, but it certainly could do with a spruce up.
It seems very much abandoned
Brian Walbey: Very much to the contrary Chantal, thousands of people visit this house every year and admire both the outside and the inside, and also the wonderful garden off to the right. It does need a bit of a spruce up to the plaster, that sadly gives it a bit of the feeling you suggest.
Yes, very Tudor-like.
Brian Walbey: A fine house Tom, sadly only the gardens were open when we were there.
Wonderful shot Brian, it's a beautiful building, although it looks in need of some upkeep? smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, yes the plaster could do with being renovated, but I guess it costs a lot to do the job properly.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Sep 2012, 10:50
Oh, a very impressive frontage -I like the 'crown' -I know the word- order 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' but in German there is the same sequence "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe" -I see that this building seems to need some restoration, too.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is in need of re-plastering isn't it, but it is still a very attractive house.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Sep 2012, 10:53
The word order was caused by the architecture of the bays.
Brian Walbey: Apart from the builders faith the wording finishes the top of each frontage bay off very nicely doesn't it.
great crisp images, very well Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 5 Sep 2012, 14:52
Nicely presented Brian. I like the large words which remind me of some contemporary artists who think that they invented the display of words.
Brian Walbey: It goes to prove there is very little new under the Sun as the saying goes Chad.
Good shot, super colour
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
Interesting to see large lettering on such a building
Brian Walbey: I presume the Lord who had the house built had this done to profess his faith.
This side of totally different!
Fine capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Richard, thanks very much.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, England
  • 5 Sep 2012, 18:02
Very impressive; I particularly liek the brick, plaster and flint finish. I wonder if the Wyndhams were very religious?
Brian Walbey: It's just a shame the plaster needs refurbishing, but I guess somebody important must have beem religious to have this lettering done.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Sep 2012, 19:07
What a stunning building, and how well it has stood the test of time, in spite of some patching
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite old and the plaster needs a bit of TLC doesn't it.
Now that's more like it Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pedroeric.

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