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Chastleton I

Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant. Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere. The National Trust have just preserved and repaired the fabric of the building, leaving everything much as it was and with no shop and tea room it makes a refreshing change.

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  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 16 Jun 2014, 03:30
It is a grand country house John and i am looking forward to the next in this series... this image is well framed...and i am pleased that they have not attached a tea shot to it...yetsmile....petersmile
John Prior: It is a lovely house in a great setting, my Garmin sat nav even tried to take me down a rough bridal path finding it.
I love the entry- and your composition!
John Prior: It has a lovely feel to it.
Having seen Hanbury Hall in Droitwich last month, John, I am becoming quite enamored by these country houses. You English do them them well! smile
John Prior: We did Ginnie, when the peasants knew their place.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jun 2014, 07:26
Wonderful stuff John: no shop & tea room makes me want to go there
John Prior: I think I might have lied about tea, I did have a rather instant coffee and slice of coffee and walnut cake, but it was a lot more casual than most NT properties and nothing else was on offer.
Yes it is a great place to visit. It is a few years since I went so your picture is a timely reminder to go again.
John Prior: I really liked it there, went to nearby Hidcote also a couple of days later. Trying to get more value from my NT membership this year.
A pleasing shot, John.
John Prior: Thanks Mary
Nicely composed, John, delightfully unkempt..smile
John Prior: delightfully unkempt - a bit like me Frank smile
This gateway was just made to frame the house like this in photographs.
John Prior: It is a well used view when cropped, I craftily obscured the NT sign by the Gate.
oh my gosh....This is just beautiful... well done John!
John Prior: Thanks Aderonke
The gateway is the perfect frame for the house. A super shot.

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