Thursday, 12 June 2014

Kelmscott Manor

 Kelmscott manor was one of William Morris' homes and he is buried in the churchyard there, the carving above on one of the cottages is by George Jack' of Morris
I thought these slabs of stone made a fantastic fence all covered in lichen

 I thought this was a very pretty shed or summer house it looked very quaint
even the back of it.

 But to my amazement it was a rural 3 holer!
 It is a pretty house and not too large, rather like a rabbit warren inside, one room leading into another.It is a Grade 1 listed Tudor Manor house which was originally owned by a farming family for 300 years. You are not allowed to take photos inside, it is simply furnished the walls hung with original Morris textiles and tapestries by both him and his wife Jane.

 The back courtyard

 A very elderly Mulberry tree

 Just as we were getting back into the car this flew overhead  A US. B-2 stealth bomber on its way to Fairford.

 We stopped at Cirencester on the way home and in Brewery Arts were these great feet they would look good in the garden just right for a chiropodist.

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