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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

MIREHOUSE 3/7

Mirehouse is a 17th-century house to the north of Keswick in Cumbria, at the foot of Dodd, near Bassenthwaite Lake. Mirehouse was built in 1666 by Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, who sold it in 1688 to his agent, Roger Greg. The Greg family and then the Storys owned the estate until 1802 when it was given by Thomas Story to John Spedding. The Spedding family have owned Mirehouse ever since. The Speddings have enlarged the house several times, with the last major changes occurring in the 1960’s, when extensive renovation work was carried out, and in the 1980’s, when the ground floor and grounds were opened to the public, but sadly the house was not open on the day of our visit.

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

MIREHOUSE 3/7

Mirehouse is a 17th-century house to the north of Keswick in Cumbria, at the foot of Dodd, near Bassenthwaite Lake. Mirehouse was built in 1666 by Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, who sold it in 1688 to his agent, Roger Greg. The Greg family and then the Storys owned the estate until 1802 when it was given by Thomas Story to John Spedding. The Spedding family have owned Mirehouse ever since. The Speddings have enlarged the house several times, with the last major changes occurring in the 1960’s, when extensive renovation work was carried out, and in the 1980’s, when the ground floor and grounds were opened to the public, but sadly the house was not open on the day of our visit.

 

comments (13)

I love how you put this collage together Brian... each image could stand out by itself... that's what happens when we take so many great shots and never have enough days to show them all....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. I know what you mean about having a lot of photos, it could easily get boring if they were posted one by one.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Oct 2013, 07:48
a fine collage and a very proper looking ensemble of buildings.
Brian Walbey: We were quite disappointed the house was closed on the day we visited.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Oct 2013, 08:05
A lovely collage, Brian. I'm pleased that all extensions to the house have been in the same style as the original building.
Brian Walbey: Yes all done quite sympathetically Alan.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Oct 2013, 08:18
Looks as if it could stand the North-country storms, Brian
Brian Walbey: It's quite well sheltered by the surrounding mountains.
very nice collage, a greeting card worthy
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 23 Oct 2013, 08:57
You are cramming them in now Brian.
Brian Walbey: As Peter remarked, this is a better way of showing a collection rather than one at a time, which would go on too long.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 23 Oct 2013, 09:43
Great Collage
I like this
A lovely group of images, beautifully assembled and presented in this collage, Brian. Judging by the number of chimneys we see here, I would guess that there are quite a few working fireplaces throughout the house.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. It has got rather a lot of chimneys, so I guess a lot of rooms also with all those chimneys.
Well covered Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, we thought it quite an attractive building.
What a pleasant place Brian! Very nice collage.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, we thought it quite an attractive building.
High quality collage Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Oct 2013, 06:20
Top Left...
Brian Walbey: Quite a nice angle isn't it.

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