Wallington ~ October 2018 ~ part 3

Part 1 HERE.  Part 2. HERE 


It was Halloween weekend at the time of our visit, and the staff in the cafe had made the most of it

Head chef and pal

The first part you come to on entering the house is the spectacular central hall. The original open courtyard was roofed over in the 1850s and the Pre-Raphaelite artist William Bell Scott created eight large wall paintings capturing 2,000 years of local history.

This is a shot I took on my first visit there in 2012.


It hasn’t changed much since then

one of the amazing wall panels by Scott

“In the nineteenth century, the Northumbrians show the World what can be done with Iron and Coal”

There are some great works of art throughout Wallington, and one of my favourites is what I think of as an analogue ‘photoshopped’ job on a painting




I like the second one much better and agree with Mr.Young and Sir Walter.


From the 1880s, the Parlour was used as a sitting room and you can still see the original William Morris wallpaper as well as paintings by Turner, Ruskin, and Burne-Jones.


The library, drawing room and dining room have beautiful plasterwork decoration by Pietro Lafranchini.


Lady Mary Trevelyan was the wife of Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, 3rd Baronet (1870-1958) and was a political supporter of women’s suffrage. After 1904 she became the president of the Northumberland Women’s Liberal Federation. After her husband inherited Wallington Hall, Northumberland in 1928, the couple spent much of their time devoted to the estate and the village of Cambo. She made the wall hanging you can see at the end of the room there depicting Sir Trevelyan of King Arthur’s Court winning a wager to swim ashore from St Michael’s Mount, which is seen in the background, on his horse.

Tyme Tryeth Troth

The library is extensive and holds many rare books.

I wonder if anyone ever reads them now?


Education is everything! 

Chaucer had a really fascinating life. How do I know? Because April over at A Writers Perspective wrote about him recently, click on the link when you’re done, as it’s well worth a read.

There is also a dolls’ house room, the oldest house dating to 1835.  The Hammond House has 36 rooms, each lit by electricity.



This room also showcases 3,000 lead soldiers played with by the Trevelyan brothers.



Those are the highlights of our day, but there is a full album including the kitchen,more of the grounds and a treat for fans of Frego  HERE 

All photos are embiggenable with a click.

Stay tooned for our next adventure!

29 thoughts on “Wallington ~ October 2018 ~ part 3

  1. I love the William Morris wallpaper, although the rest of the decoration in that room is a bit OTT.

    Thank you for the mention. I wonder what his estate workers made of Chaucer. I suppose it depends on the translation.

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