Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll

Chastleton House

The final stop on my tour of historic sites in the Midlands was Chastleton House, built between 1607 and 1612 with very few additions since. Photography wasn't allowed inside, and I wasn't able to buy a guidebook, but I did manage to take a good selection of pictures in the grounds of the house and around the neighbouring church.

The villagers were serving tea and homemade cakes in the churchyard:

But before visiting them, I went through the gate to the house to book my tour:

Here's a better view of the church, and one of the ticket office, which I thought blended in rather well with the older buildings in the courtyard:

Having collected my ticket, I explored the gardens:

These bushes were once topiary on a zodiac theme:

Some rather more cultivated planting:

The back of the house and a rather more obvious topiary character:

I still had time to spare before my tour, so visited the church for photography and afternoon tea:

Full set of photos starts here, and there are a couple of interior shots at the webpage for the house.
Tags: for reference, out and about, photos, real life
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