I have moved to the peak district. So I had a quiet day and drove straight to Sudbury Hall.
The house is a restoration house (it was built after Charles II returned to the throne) and built between 1660 and 1680 by George Vernon. Out of interest Vernon's seem to be everywhere!
It is notable for its fine staircase and long gallery (the later unfashionable at this date I believe).
Queen Adelaide (widow of William IV) leased it for 3 years,
Oh and it was used for the interior scenes of Pemberley in THAT dramatisation. Whereas lots of people go to Lyme Park (used as the exterior of Pemberley and where that scene of Mr Darcy coming out of the lake was filmed) I wonder how many people go to Sudbury?
Note lack of duck!
So off to explore. The gardens are not extensive and alas you can't get around the lake. No idea why I never went into the adjacent church!
The scone of the month Cheese, Onion & Butter again lack of duck (I never finished it :( )
I assume she is one of Charles II mistresses.....
Sudbury is the home of the National Trust's Museum of Chilidhood. Which is very good and reminds you how old you are!!
Great day out I HIGHLY recommend it but alas not the scones :(