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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Puxton Church and Tyntesfield

My peace and quiet has been shattered as Trish has joined me for the day! I was told by Andrew(Wessexreiver) that Puxton Church was worth a visit so.... St Saviour, Puxton which is now "redundant" and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

The church maybe redundant but the church is still well loved given the flowers about. The churchyard was alive with birds and there were 4 species of Warbler!! (Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Blackcap).

Then on to Tyntesfield. The house was bought by the National Trust in 2002. I was last there at least 5 years ago and the Trust have spent some money since then! Given the snazzy new cafe, lifts etc. The chap guiding cars in the car park was a little officious making us wait to park while he insisted 4 others move to get one more in the row. Why we couldn't park in the next row why he did this is beyond me......

Tyntesfield is obviously a work in progress but the gardens seem to have improved and there is more of the house open. There are timed tickets and one chap was moaning that he had to wait. Of course there is good reason as the house gets congested. Always one.

A right little poser.

Plenty of these!

The house is Georgian but what you really see are the Victorian additions.

The chapel by Blomfield is impressive. We'll get there!!

Right that chapel.

I should add lunch was Carrot & Coriander soup and carrot cake - both first rate. And the fruit cake recommended by the Tyntesfield Twitter feed was had with the afternoon tea was also excellent.

A first rate day.

So that's 4 days and the dSLR has not been used once!!


Ragged Robin said...

Looks very impressive Pete especially the Chapel - wonderful windows.

Tricia said...

Was a good day all round eh...
oh... and that robin's not that bad either! ;)

oldcrow61 said...

Great pictures once again. The buildings are just marvelous. Beautiful flowers.

Anonymous said...

v. sweet how the bird in 12 is color coordinated with his perch. too bad you couldnt entice him to sit in front of 33.