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Blickling Hall 3/5

To each side of the drive leading up to the main entrance of the Hall is a row of what appear to be small terraced cottages although in a book I found out that they are referred to as Service Wings” so I presume they would have been used by the staff to go about their daily business looking after the family in the main house. These “wings” can be seen better in the panorama of Blickling that I posted here.

Maureen says thanks for all the birthday wishes, we had a good day, and she had loads of cards and presents, including several nice boxes of chocolates :)

 

Blickling Hall 3/5

To each side of the drive leading up to the main entrance of the Hall is a row of what appear to be small terraced cottages although in a book I found out that they are referred to as Service Wings” so I presume they would have been used by the staff to go about their daily business looking after the family in the main house. These “wings” can be seen better in the panorama of Blickling that I posted here.

Maureen says thanks for all the birthday wishes, we had a good day, and she had loads of cards and presents, including several nice boxes of chocolates :)

 

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Oct 2012, 02:46
I really like:

#1 The hedge house, and

#2 The way the chimneys are constructed, twisted 45deg.
Brian Walbey: A fine row of buildings aren't they. The hedge house is of course an archway through to the garden.
It is really handsome - and the hedge house is very curious!
Brian Walbey: The hedge house is in archway through to a garden Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Oct 2012, 06:34
Imagine living in a place like this!
Brian Walbey: I could well imagine it Chris as long as someone else looked after it and paid the bills.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2012, 06:54
Wonderful shot Brian, the panorama is stunning too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sally.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 24 Oct 2012, 08:37
A fine building Brian, just look at those magnificent chimneys, they don't make em like that anymore.
Brian Walbey: Really great chimneys aren't they.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Oct 2012, 08:55
It's a fabulous wide-angled view, Brian.

And Happy Birthday to Maureen...a day late, I see. Please give her our best wishes.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie. And Maureen says thanks for the good wishes, we had a nice day. Have you noticed how many of us on SC.were end of, or just after the end of, World War II babies, and I know loads of other people all in the same age group.
good POV for this perspective
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2012, 09:58
They certainly liked order and symmetry - good photo, despite the cloudy day.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is all very smart and tidy isn't it.
The cut our entrance through the hedge is wonderful. Love the shapes on this building.
Brian Walbey: Quite attractive buildings aren't they. Sadly as it was a bit drizzly at the time we didn't venture through the hedge arch into that garden area.
They built the service wings to a very high standard Brian

Pleased Maureen had a good birthday
Brian Walbey: Yes they look very smart don't they. I asked Ginnie if she noticed how many of us on SC.were end of, or just after the end of, World War II babies, and I know loads of other people all in the same age group.
A great perspective on the wing Brian, the workmanship is superb! I like the hedgentrance too!
I'm assuming you helped Maureen with the chocolates grin
Brian Walbey: Yes they are fine buildings and I wish we'd gone through the hedge arch, but it was quite drizzly at the time. The chocolates will be enjoyed over the next few weeks, sadly Maureen has recently joined Weight Watchers so I might have to eat them all smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2012, 13:39
used by the staff or not, I'd be happy with just a part of this accommodation. I remember you overall view as I commented on the chimneys, as here, but not on the opposite block. They are glorious.
Brian Walbey: Yes they look quite splendid don't they.
It looks so well cared for, Brian; must take a lot of dedicated workers to keep it looking like that.

Yes, it seems as if there are a quite a few of us baby boomers on SC. Happy to hear Maureen had a great 65th. birthday. I'll be celebrating my 66th. this month, also. Wonder how many Scorpios we have among our numbers.
Brian Walbey: The National Trust employ quite a large workforce at all their properties to look after the buildings, gardens, furniture, paintings and everything else.
Their servants did very well living in such pleasant accommodation. Glad Maureen had a good birthday
Brian Walbey: Yes the houses on the other side of the green are open and they seem quite nice.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2012, 16:43
Don't these buildings look great, style and elegance. Love the chimneys, but no doubt are costly to maintain. Good shot Brian
Brian Walbey: They are really attractive aren't they, those chimneys are great.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Oct 2012, 17:47
I like these even more than the main house, Brian
Brian Walbey: They have a lot of character don't they.
A superb perspective Brian. Nice to ear that you and Maureen spent a great day.
Brian Walbey: A change from a picture of the main house Richard.
This really does look like a magnificent building Brian, utterly splendid.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, it is a fine set of buildings altogether.
Pretyy good accommodation for the staff!
Brian Walbey: Certainly looks good from the outside Tom.
The more I see of tis place the more I like it. Nice shot.
Brian Walbey: We enjoyed the visit, despite the rain, but sadly time didn't allow for going in to the big house.
I love those elegant chimneys.
Brian Walbey: Great aren't they.
I like this view with the path through the hedges Brian... and i am sure that the service wing was a beehive of activity back then....petersmile
Brian Walbey: No doubt it was Peter, these places had masses of staff.

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