Washington Old Hall~July 2016 ~ Part 2

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.

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