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ANGLESEY ABBEY

Anglesey Abbey is a country house, formerly a priory, in the village of Lode, 5 1⁄2 miles (8.9 km) northeast of Cambridge. The house and its grounds are owned by the National Trust and are open to the public as part of the Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill property, although some parts remain the private home of the Fairhaven family. We used to live only a few miles from this house and this was taken on our only ever visit there. The Abbey is particularly famous for its collection of English and French clocks, and extensive collections of works of art and silverware, brought to the house by Lord Fairhaven.  My apologies if I haven't commented everyday on each of your postings this week, it has been a bit of a busy week so I have tried to spread my limited number of comments around in equal measures.

 

From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 5/14

ANGLESEY ABBEY

Anglesey Abbey is a country house, formerly a priory, in the village of Lode, 5 1⁄2 miles (8.9 km) northeast of Cambridge. The house and its grounds are owned by the National Trust and are open to the public as part of the Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill property, although some parts remain the private home of the Fairhaven family. We used to live only a few miles from this house and this was taken on our only ever visit there. The Abbey is particularly famous for its collection of English and French clocks, and extensive collections of works of art and silverware, brought to the house by Lord Fairhaven.  My apologies if I haven't commented everyday on each of your postings this week, it has been a bit of a busy week so I have tried to spread my limited number of comments around in equal measures.

 

comments (22)

Amazing building. I like the framing and composition of the photo.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Holiie, I would like to visit there again but we live many miles away nowadays.
Wonderful photo, Brian - The building is fantastic, isn't it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, I would like to visit there again but we live many miles away nowadays, in English terms that is.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 28 Feb 2014, 04:03
Really like the rough stone walls of this structure, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it's a fine looking house isn't it.
This is a wonderful old archicture Brian... and your scanning turned out very well....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Peter.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Feb 2014, 07:19
True Elizabethan charm here Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris, I would like to visit there again but we live many miles away nowadays.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Feb 2014, 07:32
What a grand looking place
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just vintage.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Feb 2014, 07:38
Totally befitting what I would expect from both you your English heritage, Brian.

Staying busy is sometimes better than the alternative, right?
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine example of old England isn't it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Feb 2014, 08:02
A wonderful framed picture, and a beautiful abbey.
I love the windows and the tiles, chimneys.
Great shot. Please take your time, I sometimes have no time either to respond.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it is a lovely building, why it's called an abbey though I can't quite fathom out.
Yes it is a lovely building. We went a few years ago
Brian Walbey: This was taken many years ago on a cold winters day before we moved up to Leicestershire.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Feb 2014, 09:16
Isn't it strange how you rarely visit the things on your doorstep - I still have two NT properties within 10 mins drive that I have yet to see!
Brian Walbey: I agree Mike, I wish we'd gone there again but our kids were still young and this sort of thing was torture for them so we steered clear!!
Such grandeur
Brian Walbey: Yes a lovely looking building isn't it.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 28 Feb 2014, 09:38
I just remember this from a visit years ago, Brian. What a fine mansion
Brian Walbey: Yes a lovely looking building isn't it.
Lovely shot Brian, I like the natural framing smile
Brian Walbey: That tree must have been in just the right place.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 28 Feb 2014, 10:44
This looks a wonderful house Brian, somewhere with lots of light through the windows, well proportioned and friendly looking.
Brian Walbey: From what I can remember it was also a fine house inside Chad, it was a long, long time ago this visit.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Feb 2014, 11:13
This looks very English, old merry English! A finely composed photo of a lovely place I should visit one day.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you would like this place Philine, they have a very large collection of antique clocks if memory serves me correct.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 28 Feb 2014, 11:40
Fantastic photo. Beautiful old building
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Aussie.
This is more than amzing Brian! wow breath taking! fantastic composition!
Brian Walbey: Wow, thanks very much Ronke.
Superb shot of this charming building Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it is indeed a lovely looking building.
Nice looking house Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed John, not all that far from you for a day out I would think.
A fine Tudor building!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, if we go that way again I think we might stop in and visit properly, ie.without two young children in tow!!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 28 Feb 2014, 21:19
A lovely place to visit Brian.
Brian Walbey: We intended stopping there on the way back from Norfolk in 2012 but then drove home by a different route, next time we pass that way perhaps.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Feb 2014, 22:17
I've had the pleasure of visiting the place when I went up to Bury St Edmonds for a weekend several years ago. I never went round inside the house (not really me) but enjoyed the grounds (despite frequent thunderstorms) and the restaurant. It;s a magnificent exterior.
Brian Walbey: We didn't go round the house during our visit many years ago, firstly because we had our two children with us and they were quite young and I'm not sure if the house was actually open it being during the winter.

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