Monday, 14 June 2010

Polesden Lacey

On Saturday the Hubs and I took a trip to Polesden Lacey which is a National Trust property. We are yearly members of the National Trust but we don’t seem to use it much. This summer we are hoping to take every other Saturday and select a property to visit. I took a few shots of the surrounding views as well as some of the house and flowers in the garden. Although the flower shots I have yet to go through. The light was quite harsh by time we made it to the garden. Today’s shots are of the house. Overall we enjoyed the day and the peace and quiet away from the city noises.

About the house and grounds:

“Polesden Lacey, a 1400 acre estate, is situated on the North Downs and commands some of the finest views in Surrey. The Edwardian Garden extends to 30 acres with 10 acres of lawns and elegant grass terraces, including a walled rose garden, summer border and winter displays.

There has been a house on this site since at least 1336. The name 'Polesden' is Saxon and belonged to the earliest recorded owner Herbert de Polesden, who was selling land here in 1198. The 'Lacey' suffix probably derives from the family of John Lacy, who owned Polesden in 1387-93, but it is first described as 'Pollisdon Lacy' only in 1562. In 1630 Anthony Rous acquired the estate and shortly afterwards completely rebuilt the medieval house”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ~Copied from the National Trust website.

a view from the right

Polesden Lacey Side view

a close up of the entry way.. I love that light

Entry Light

an 8 shot stitched together panoramic… since I do not have a wide angle lens :-)

Polesden Lacey the House

anyone up for a game of chess?? this was in the front on the right