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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Gunby Hall and some churches

We started the day by trying to add to my church list...

828 St Peter & St Paul, Algarkirk

the next church was locked but the churchyard had sheep in it!!

829 St Mary, Old Leake

And on to Gunby Hall

for some reason I've ALWAYS wanted to visit it and I can't tell you why!! Perhaps it's because it is stuck out on its own with few NT properties nearby.... perhaps because for years it had really awkward opening times! But today I was ticking about my 170th NT property.

Gunby was the home of the Massingbird family and I believe was given to the Trust to stop it being knocked down for an airfield (or that's what I thought I overheard!!). The house is also meant to be haunted as one of the Massingbird's shot one of his servants who was going to run off with his wife/daughter?



Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Small Tortoiseshell

Red Admiral

As we drove back we came across these Hares!!


Ragged Robin said...

Oh my goodness - you have gone and done it again!! That looks like the hindwing of a White-letter Hairstreak on one of your photos - the butterfly on an Echinops flower. Have never seen one of those :( I am green again!!!

Loved Gunby Hall by the way - have been tempted to go there myself until I realised how far away it was!

Heidi-Elizabeth said...

Well haven't you become the butterfly spotter!! Gorgeous photographs Pete, it looks like you had a glorious day. I am planning a visit in September hopefully, it is such a long way! I don't know how you do it! And congrats on your 170th milestone, it makes my 53 look insignificant but I'm proud all the same ;)

Tricia Ryder said...

Was a good last day.... pity it had to end. and the Hares were a great find!! :)