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photoblog image Charlecote Manor - Outside 3/7

Charlecote Manor - Outside 3/7

Passing through the gate house at Charlecote Manor and looking back this is the view from the manor side. The gate house is the only building at Charlecote Park that retains its complete Elizabethan structure. Built of brickwork with stone dressings it is probably a little later than the original house; the bricks are of a lighter tint and are slightly larger than those of the south wing and there is no diaper patterning. 

Charlecote Manor - Outside 3/7

Passing through the gate house at Charlecote Manor and looking back this is the view from the manor side. The gate house is the only building at Charlecote Park that retains its complete Elizabethan structure. Built of brickwork with stone dressings it is probably a little later than the original house; the bricks are of a lighter tint and are slightly larger than those of the south wing and there is no diaper patterning. 

comments (19)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2013, 00:35
Stunning! The colors and brick work are awe inspiring and I enjoyed the narrative. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jul 2013, 01:00
Its a very fine shot of a very fine gatehouse, Brian.

Alas...my attention keeps getting thwarted by those breast-shaped shadows...lower right.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Ray. Perhaps there was a naked large woman hiding behind the bushes that I didn't notice, although I'm sure I wouldn't have missed that smile
They certainly built beautiful structures in Elizabethan times, Brian. Does the left tower also have a clock and is the gatehouse inhabited?
Brian Walbey: They certainly did Beverly. I don't recall the other tower having a clock, it hasn't shown up in any of my other shots of the building from this side. Not sure whether anybody lives in it.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Jul 2013, 06:49
What a grand gatehouse, Brian
Brian Walbey: Splendid is the word you need to use Lisl.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Jul 2013, 06:58
A delightful structure
Brian Walbey: Lisl said it's grand and I've said it's splendid, your delightful makes a fine trio of superlatives.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2013, 07:08
I wouldn't mind living in that gate house, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: Nor would I Ginnie as long as someone else paid for its upkeep!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2013, 07:35
I love those two small towers with the rounded roofs.
That flag tops it off.
Wonderful picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. isn't it just a fine building, and this is before one even gets to the main house. (That comes tomorrow.)
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Jul 2013, 07:41
Impressive looking gate house well captured Brian
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just vintage, thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2013, 08:11
Oh, the building looks a bit oriental - a wonderful photo taken in the sun!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Philine, and in the background the church which is on my blog later this month.
very fresh green
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Jul 2013, 13:42
Not bad for a gate house Brian.
Brian Walbey: I reckon it's actually bigger than my house Chad!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 10 Jul 2013, 14:30
Wonderful gate house and I like the position of the clock
Brian Walbey: Isn't it grand Richard, the clock is in a most unusual position I feel.
Looks vaguely oriental in this view!
Brian Walbey: I think that is because of the patterned edging to the roof Tom.
I would not mind being the gate house keeper smile
Brian Walbey: Nor would I John, quite a nice pace to have lived in days gone by I should think.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jul 2013, 16:28
Very impressive. I'd be happy to live there. Has the clocked stopped at the perfect position as it really 1.50pm?
Brian Walbey: It really was 1.50pm.Alan. It would be nice to live there as long as someone else paid to look after the place.
Such a grand structure Brian!
Very nicely captured.
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just Richard.
Aren't diapers what Americans call nappies Brian?
Brian Walbey: Indeed they are Bill, actually two of our closest friends have that surname, no doubt they've heard all the obvious jokes by now. Apparently it is quite a common name in the Southampton area.
You've captured this beautifully Brian, it's an incredible building.
Brian Walbey: Thanks sally, it most certainly is a fine building.
I really love that! Wonderful presentation Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth.

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