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Part 1 HERE

On with the tour of Washington Old Hall. In part 1 we were in the kitchen and dining room and now move on to the panelled room, where there are some beautiful examples of carved oak furniture and a precious collection of delft ware spanning three centuries.

and how about this for a recipe book?!

In old English the “s” is written as “f” so when you are ftewing your Bullock cheeks, you are in effect, stewing them!

On to the first floor where we find No. 5 The Old Hall, a recreation of the home of the Bone family. From the second half of the 1800s right up until 1933 the hall became home to up to nine families.

Then we went out into the gardens and did some macro shots of the flowers and stuff,

Still in its infancy the orchard has a variety of English heritage apple trees that were recently planted on the sight of a previous orchard

The Knot Garden,

A knot garden is a garden of very formal design in a square frame, consisting of a variety of aromatic plants and culinary herbs including germander, marjoram, thyme, southernwood, lemon balm, hyssop, costmary, acanthus, mallow, chamomile, rosemary, Calendulas, Violas and Santolina. Most knot gardens now have edges made from box (Buxus sempervirens), whose leaves have a sweet smell when bruised. The paths in between are usually laid with fine gravel. However, the original designs of knot gardens did not have the low box hedges, and knot gardens with such hedges might more accurately be called parterres, which this one is.

Next time we’ll move on the the church next door to the Hall, not part of the Hall, but interesting in it’s own right.

26 comments on “Washington Old Hall~July 2016 ~ Part 2

  1. Jay says:

    My little Yorkie Fudgie is such a fervent ratter that he has 3 of those stuffed rats (in the teacup) – black, brown, white. None have tails or whiskers left.

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  2. Lovely shots…especially the indoor ones…stewing me bullock cheeks…I have to start throwing that in conversation 🙂

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    1. Haha yes and don’t forget to steep and clean your calves heads from all the food and slime! 😀 😀

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  3. Eddy Winko says:

    You are not alone with the comment thing, although your pages so much better in the flesh so to speak!
    I think you are developing a taste for animal head cuisine 🙂

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    1. Haha not in a million years! 🙂 cheers Eddy


  4. beetleypete says:

    Love those Delft items, as I have a weakness for that period. Very nice macro shots too, and the recipe book looks like it contains some culinary gems. I comment via ‘Notifications’ as a rule, so didn’t know about any issues with changes to the Reader.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, 🙂


  5. I don’t think I will be making any recipes from that book around our house: “Take out the bones, balls of the eyes, and the rest of the mouth.” Then again, I don’t want to eat anything with those items in them, so perhaps I should reconsider my stance on the recipes in this book.

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    1. Am sure there’s bacon in there somewhere 😂

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  6. Amazing! Thanks for sharing your visit!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! It’s a lovely place to visit.


      1. You’re welcome! Where is this?


        1. Washington, Tyne & Wear, England. 🙂


          1. Aw, I need to put England on my “bucket list!”

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          2. Especially Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, lots of castles and history and great beaches. 🙂


          3. Thanks for the info! tc

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  7. Francis.R. says:

    That parterre is honey for my eyes *__*

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    1. 😊it was a piece of work!

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  8. kmSalvatore says:

    i try to imagine us walking together..and the things we would be saying… lol. but… these are so neat fraggy. as you know we have nothing like this..with you guys being the”olde” world.. i really need to get over there, b4 the governments really mess everything up…

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    1. Yes, god knows what the world will be like in 5 years time.

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  9. vinnieh says:

    I’m a sucker for anything slightly historical. Can’t explain why, but it fascinates me.

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    1. Good way to be V~man 🙂

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      1. vinnieh says:

        It holds so much power and intrigue. Examining how people used to live. Very fascinating to encounter.

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        1. I agree totally!

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