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