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Holiday, 7. Cragside, Northumberland





Cragside Hall is a Victorian mansion, built by a Lord Armstrong. He was ahead of his time in installing mod cons, including an hydro-electric plant. By the standards of the time, he made conditions convenient for his staff.











 

Part of the large kitchen. There's an early type of dishwasher above the urn on the right.

 



Shiny copper pots and moulds. They were in a glass-fronted cabinet, so not as bright as they were. 

 

Dinner!


 

 And tea! 

 

The bedrooms were done up as they would have looked with guests.

 

A gentleman's bedroom. Note top hat on chair.

 

There were four of these windows, one for each season. Unfortunately, my photo of the other two did not come out well enough. I think these were by william Morris.

 

The statuette doesn't look Victorian to me.

 

There were lots of pretty tiles.

 

Can't remember what this splendid room was for.
 

There were several of these windows on the stairs.

 

Cragside Hall is well-named. It's set amongst wooded crags and hills, with beautiful trees, paths,a river, a man-made lake, and bridges.

 


 



Comments

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rusty_armour
Sep. 12th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ooops! I seem to be reading your posts backwards! *g* Well, this is another set of wonderful pictures, karen9! :-) As you may have guessed, I loved the photos of the stained glass windows! It was also great to be able to see shots inside Cragside Hall! I really like the way the bedrooms have nice period details, such as the top hat. Ooooh! And I love some of that Tudor style architecture you managed to catch! I'm a sucker for the Tudor style.

BTW I'm wondering if that one statue is a result of Greek Revival.
karen9
Sep. 13th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
I thought of you when I posted the pictures of the stained glass windows. I wish I had taken more photos of them.

This was the only Tudor style architecture we saw.

I think you're right about the statue.
avictoriangirl
Sep. 25th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
OMG this is what you sent me the postcard of! I LOVE THIS. The stained glass, the furniture, the moldings, the bit of Tudor architecture, I could just go on and on. *happy sigh*
karen9
Sep. 26th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Good! I'm glad you liked the photos. I wish you could visit it yourself, I know you'd do justice to the place with much better photos.
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