Ormesby Hall – March 2019 -Part 2

PART 1 HISTORY HERE

This week we are going to have a wander around the house. Sophie and I thought it was a bit like a tardis, as it seemed to have far more rooms than the outside appearance would have you think.

You can see examples of  bold Palladian plasterwork and the more delicate neo-classical plasterwork ceilings in the drawing and dining rooms.

Firstly the padded doorway.  This was installed by James Stovin Pennyman (1830-96) to help prevent the sounds of conversation disturbing the household  – he worked in York Lunatic Asylum so it’s possibly where he got that idea from.

Lt-Colonel Alfred Worsley Pennyman KOSB (1883-1914) by Frank Watson Wood (Berwick-upon-Tweed 1862 – Strathyre 1953)

Sir James Pennyman Bt (1736 – 1808) by Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 – London 1792)

drawing room

Lots of ceramics on display in the dining room

and a nice view of one of the formal gardens

upstairs is also quite ornate with the plasterwork everywhere

and every bedroom has a four poster

Loved this corner cupboard from the Netherlands circa 1770 – 1800

More art on the walls

 

Still Life with a Parrot, Fruit and Dead Birds  by Jakob Bogdani (Eperjes (now Presov), Hungary c.1660 – Finchley 1724) 

because who wouldn’t want a parrot and dead birds on the wall??

Beatrix Jane Frances Walker was born on 23 December 1873.1 She was the daughter of Sir James Robert Walker, 2nd Bt. and Louisa Susan Marlborough Heron-Maxwell.2 She married Reverend William Geoffrey Pennyman on 18 February 1901. She died on 17 July 1959 at age 85.1 From 18 February 1901, her married name became Pennyman.

Sir Thomas Pennyman, 2nd Bt (1642 – 1708) Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)

Ruth Pennyman lived here and in this room, till her end.

and clearly liked her nylon stockings

Them wer’t days.

Enough for this week, and I’ll be back next Thursday with a bit more from the hall.

Stay tooned 🙂

36 thoughts on “Ormesby Hall – March 2019 -Part 2

  1. I love all these field trip you and Sophia take. Where I live, to quote, “Some of these houses are more than 25 years old.” Anyway, it fascinates me people have such vast households with so many rooms and objets d’art. I also think about the cleaning and dusting! One thing that always strikes me is the colors people in England use to paint their walls – bright colors like reds, the shell and pale greens, and the use of wall paper. Here, if you have a brightly colored house, you are strange . . . maybe the longer seasons of low light are part of the reason, whereas here, bright sunshine enhances colors? Anyway, keep them coming – really fun to see and learn about. Nice shots, too.

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  2. Terrific post, accompanied with more terrific photographs (and of course nice to see something from The Netherlands featured as well😊). I always love to see historic things as you well know, so all I can say is:keep it coming! 😊

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