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Knightshayes, Again 
2nd-Aug-2016 01:14 pm
James - Discovery Channel
I posted a couple of pictures of the house, and some of the gardens yesterday. So here is "indoors". The house was decorated originally by a friend of Pugin (who did the Houses of Parliament). However the owners then thought it was over the top, so covered much of the decorations with plaster, etc. So when the last owners had no family they left the place to The National Trust, who have restored some of the rooms to their original design.


I love the cabinet in this room
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What a ceiling ......
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.... in the library
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Never seen a table/plant like this
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Another stunning ceiling ... this was totally rebuilt from the original designs
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The entrance hall  ....  The owner was a membof the Stag Hounds
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Maybe I should paint my spare room painting like this when I have finished sorting it out.
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I do love this ceiling
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Great gong for the Master of the Stag Hounds
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On the top of all the posts on the staircase
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The last owner was the Ladies British Golf Champion in the 20's and 30's ... The clubs were all personalised
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The games room
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... and a close up of one of the statues
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Comments 
2nd-Aug-2016 12:22 pm (UTC)
One stunning room after another. I'm glad the National Trust has been able to bring back their former grandeur. The beautiful craftsmanship is pleasure to see.
15th-Aug-2016 10:45 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.
2nd-Aug-2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
The house was decorated originally by a friend of Putin (who did the Houses of Parliament. I kinda love the picture this conjures up - what dictators do in their spare time - but I suspect you mean Pugin!

Victorian Gothic is so OTT it's wonderful.
15th-Aug-2016 10:45 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

LOL - I did change it!! Well I think Vladamir Putin obviously needed the hobby!!

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.
17th-Aug-2016 12:31 am (UTC)
It's a beautiful concept, isn't it? With Trump as his plasterer?
2nd-Aug-2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
Fascinating ceilings!
15th-Aug-2016 10:46 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.

Ceilings and fireplaces are what I always look at first!
2nd-Aug-2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, impressive! My favourite part is the bedroom with the birds on the wall.
15th-Aug-2016 10:47 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.

Could you imagine having those pictures on your bedroom wall then?
15th-Aug-2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
Could you imagine having those pictures on your bedroom wall then?

Not really, I must admit! But then again, the rest of my bedroom doesn't look like that one either :-)
2nd-Aug-2016 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness - what a wonderful place. The table with the built-in plant is amazing - but I especially love that owl.
15th-Aug-2016 10:47 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.

That plant was certainly different!!
3rd-Aug-2016 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm always amazed by rooms like these. So very much going on in them and yet they don't seem too busy to the eye. I love the ceilings in rooms like these.
15th-Aug-2016 10:48 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.
4th-Aug-2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Wow! It's like Downton Abbey!
15th-Aug-2016 10:48 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.

So much history in England
5th-Aug-2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
Those blue chairs in the library look so comfy. I love a good comfy chair for reading and cross-stitch.
15th-Aug-2016 10:49 am (UTC)
Much delayed thanks for commenting.

I think the beauty and craftsmanship of some of these buildings are truly special - so glad they are preserved for the future.

I actually find it hard to find a comfy seat for handcraft
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