Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Powderham Castle 1

At long last I am getting the last pictures posted. These are from the day trip that Christine and I went on to Powderham Castle .... she came on the bus and I met her there as it is less than 10 miles from my place. Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes. Sir Philip Courtenay began building it in 1391 and it has remained in the same family to this day, currently home to the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon, therefore no indoor photography is allowed.

The two most amazing things that are to see are the Staircase Hall that has an impressive mahogany staircase decorated with carved heraldic beasts and intricate plasterwork. And the Music Room, designed by James Wyatt in 1788 for the flamboyant 3rd Viscount of Devon, has an Axminster carpet made in about 1798 by Thomas Whitty of the original Axminster Carpets Ltd. That carpet is large and basically in pretty good condition.

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There are more photos here ... and a few more will be posted in a moment!

Controlled herd of deer
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A Barn Owl
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Tags: camera, christine, exeter, holiday 2014, powderham

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