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Peckover House 3/7

Peckover House was built in 1722 and bought by Jonathan Peckover at the end of the 18th century. Alexander Peckover was created Baron Peckover in 1907. The Peckovers, a Quaker banking family and owners of the Peckover Bank, presented the building to the National Trust in 1948. During the period in which the building was in the ownership of the Peckovers, the building was known as Bank House. This is taken in the small, but very nice Dining Room.

Peckover House 3/7

Peckover House was built in 1722 and bought by Jonathan Peckover at the end of the 18th century. Alexander Peckover was created Baron Peckover in 1907. The Peckovers, a Quaker banking family and owners of the Peckover Bank, presented the building to the National Trust in 1948. During the period in which the building was in the ownership of the Peckovers, the building was known as Bank House. This is taken in the small, but very nice Dining Room.

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It looks impeccably maintained, Brian
Brian Walbey: All National Trust properties are well looked after Elizabeth, you must persuade your young man to take you to some next time you come over.
Tea for two... what a beautiful room Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely room Peter, but the size of the table inhibits any intimate conversation with ones guest doesn't it.
Fabulous table setting Brian, it wasn't quite like this at Mr Trim's house.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure Mr.Trims house was still just as welcoming Chad.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Apr 2015, 06:43
As a table4two it is too big, Brian.
Brian Walbey: My thoughts entirely Ray, no chance of intimate conversation with ones best gal!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Apr 2015, 07:01
Very elegant isn't it Brian
Brian Walbey: Very nice indeed, I could enjoy afternoon tea there quite easily.
Very cozy and manageable, Brian.
Brian Walbey: If somebody else done the catering I could quite easily enjoy afternoon tea at that table.
Such a beautiful and elegant place Brian!
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it Richard.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2015, 09:04
Very intricate plasterwork, perhaps typical of the Neoclassic style in favour towards the end of the 18th century.
Brian Walbey: Nice isn't it, and the NT have made a good job of presenting it in such a pleasant fashion.
The trim is beautiful and really draws the eye.
Brian Walbey: I found the whole room and its contents very nice Mary.
I wouldn't dare to eat afraid to break something
Brian Walbey: That thought does come to mind Chantal, you would have to let the servants do the serving smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Apr 2015, 11:45
Well appointed and everything - but small?
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice room, perhaps with two other chairs it might have cramped things a bit for visitors.
A nice peaceful sanctuary for the grown ups while the children are in the nursery perhaps. Very pleasant Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Janet, let the Nursery Nurse look after the little ones and enjoy ones meal in peace smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2015, 13:43
What a fine dining room - I would like to sit down and to get served a meal. As Quakers the Peckovers did surely much charity.
Brian Walbey: I could just imagine You, Ginnie, Astrid and a fourth friend of your choice sitting round this table and enjoying afternoon tea together.
A fine room. It is a shame modern bankers aren't Quakers as we might be able to trust them grin
Brian Walbey: Indeed Bill, mind you I don't trust anyone in a position of power these days, whoever wins the election it will still be the same old type of person and attitude ruling us all!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Apr 2015, 17:32
It always surprise me the distance between two plates at the table.... is it sophisticated to NOT talk while eating...
To me, dinner is the the most important time of the day, talking about what happened that day..
I do love the picture. Those were the days smile
Brian Walbey: yes I can't imagine having a meal with the other person so far away, Maureen and I would sit along the sides looking at each other across the width of the table.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Apr 2015, 20:14
Small? It looks bigger than the floor area of my house smile I've not heard of the Peckover Bank before; ah, I've just Googled it - it was one of many banks that became Barclays. The table looks too big for two people.
Brian Walbey: You will realise of course this room is about the same size as our Lounge, and then there are the other rooms of course, making it a tad bigger than our place!

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