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Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall
Robartes family until 1969.
The gardens are wonderful, the kitchens and rooms for storing fish, beef and dairy products an insight into the efficiency and self sufficiency of such a stately home as well as the extravagance.
The roasting spit in the kitchen
The tiger rug from the men's domain- the smoking room
The night nursery
Nanny's room- notice the patchwork cover- I remember making one like this years ago.
The housemaid's closet
The long room was the fabulous jewel of them all- a pianist played as we walked and viewed the plaster work in the ceiling.( 1642)
And the book cases- all numbered and arranged in blocks along the length of the room.
Oh the gardens and the Church- a parish church where three members of the choir were practising- glorious Cornish singing.
A quote from the library; It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it- Oscar Wilde