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David Nicholson

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A visit to Lanhydrock House
« on: March 28, 2007, 08:32:26 PM »
One or two members have expressed an interest in photographically accompanying Maureen and I on our Wednesday "jaunts" so at the risk of boring the pants off those who find them terminally boring here we go again.

Todays jaunt was to Lanhydrock House about 2 miles from Bodmin, the County Town of Cornwall, about an hours drive from home.

Lanhydrock is an early Victorian house but with much earlier beginnings. Until Henry VIII dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530's the Estate was owned by the Priory of St Petroc (the patron Saint of Cornwall) in Bodmin. It was purchased in about 1620 by Sir Richard Robartes, a powerful local merchant and son of a very successful Cornish money lender (name one of those not successful!!).
The House went through a number of changes over the years and parts of it were substantially re-built following a massive fire in the late 1800's. It is surrounded by formal gardens, including a Church and burial ground, and extensive woodland gardens, parts of which are still being re-established after the effects of the "Hurricane" in 1990. Well worth seeing for anyone passing close by. It eventually passed to the National Trust in lieu of death duties.

Here come the pictures.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2007, 08:53:50 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: A visit to Lanhydrock House
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 08:35:44 PM »
Lanhydrock part 2

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Re: A visit to Lanhydrock House
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 08:38:26 PM »
and finally Part 3

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Re: A visit to Lanhydrock House
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 08:57:19 PM »
A lovely day out, David. Thank you for taking me with you... I feel the Cornish air has done me good ;D
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Re: A visit to Lanhydrock House
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 10:19:30 PM »
Thanks David
You had me worried in the beginnig with all the nice overview and I were thinking WHERE ARE THE FLOWERS?
And then They came  8)
Thanks a lot it is nice to see this excursions that people do. You do a interesting story about the place that makes it even more intersting.
Keep it up and keep posting
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Re: A visit to Lanhydrock House
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007, 11:59:20 PM »
My thanks too David. Even when one travels as far from home as the UK, one tends to visit the famous places like Kew/Wisley, Sissinghurst, Hidcote and many others of course and so misses out on what are truly wonderful places, just less well known. Perhaps their owners are grateful for that! Your own "jaunts" bring these closer and so provide another view of the English countryside, and a very welcome one. Keep jaunting, piccing, posting!
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Re: A visit to Lanhydrock House
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 10:09:42 AM »
Why was I working on Wednesday ???? >:(
Great show David, thanks for sharing !!! ;)
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Re: A visit to Lanhydrock House
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2007, 05:08:05 AM »
Wonderful David, thank you.
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