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photoblog image Eyam Hall 3/7

Eyam Hall 3/7

Eyam Hall is a wonderful example of a 17th.century manor house, very little altered over time, and set in a pretty village, full of history. Surrounding the Hall is a beautiful walled garden, with an avenue of apple trees, a knot garden, bowling green, kitchen garden, and resident bees which make honey for sale in the shop. This is the rear of the hall taken from inside the walled garden.

Eyam Hall 3/7

Eyam Hall is a wonderful example of a 17th.century manor house, very little altered over time, and set in a pretty village, full of history. Surrounding the Hall is a beautiful walled garden, with an avenue of apple trees, a knot garden, bowling green, kitchen garden, and resident bees which make honey for sale in the shop. This is the rear of the hall taken from inside the walled garden.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Mar 2015, 00:44
That brick extension seems a little out of place, Brian, but otherwise it is a very fine building.
Brian Walbey: Yes definitely an out of period extension.
it's a nice looking 17th century manor house Brian and i like it framed with the slope of the garden...

i agree with Ray about the brickwork too....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Shame about that outhouse isn't it, well out of design with the rest.
A solid manor indeed Brian! I like the textures contrast.
Brian Walbey: Some fine stonework but I bet it's cold in winter.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Mar 2015, 06:29
It looks less severe than the other aspect
Brian Walbey: From this side the normal style roof can be seen, that helps in its appearance.
I hope you bought some honey, Brian. I'd head straight to the shop to get some! smile
Brian Walbey: No we didn't unfortunately but we did enjoy a lunch sitting out in the courtyard in front of the tearoom on a nice sunny June day.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Mar 2015, 08:21
I can imagine the Hall while looking at the windows - a fine, peaceful place!
Brian Walbey: I have a couple of pictures from the inside, it's not the best of places for indoor photos.
In a way I like this side of the Hall best
Brian Walbey: It looks more like a house being able to see the roof properly.
The garden sounds wonderful.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite nice and not over large.
Ah yes it does have a proper roof
Brian Walbey: It definitely looks better from this side being able to see a proper roof.
I love the rustic build of this
Brian Walbey: It's well over three hundred years old in a very rural setting, I guess they used local stone, there is a lot of it about in that area.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2015, 11:20
Very nice, too; looks to be idea of a typical English country home.
Brian Walbey: Lovely stone, local I presume, there's plenty of it about round that way as you know.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Mar 2015, 11:29
The green and the brick make such a great combination, the clouds are the topping on this cake, Brian. What a great picture this is.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. The various bits do seem to come together nicely in this picture I must admit.
Must have been a pleasure living there Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Janet although a big old stone place like that might have been a problem to keep warm in the winter.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2015, 14:47
Ingrid has always wanted a walled garden, she would love this. I see the roof now!
Brian Walbey: We have a wall on one side of the garden but nothing like this place of course.
Looks as though the garden is due a little attention!
Brian Walbey: They are all new plated plants to come out later in the season Tom.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Mar 2015, 17:08
I like how you chose to compose, with only part of the Hall showing and the garden and clouds acts like nature's frame.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis, it is possible to get all the hall in one shot but with not such a nice foreground.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2015, 17:17
Your description and image make me want to visit Brian
Brian Walbey: I think you would enjoy a visit Anne, and of course the whole village is based round the story of the plague all those centuries ago, more of that next week.

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