Saturday, September 14, 2013

Brodsworth Hall & Roche Abbey

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens with Brother and Sister Allen on a beautiful day!

Broadworth Hall was built by the Tellusson family in 1860.  The home was built and equipped so that its owners could live in comfort and style, with grand rooms and extensive servant's quarters.  It is remarkable because so many of its original architectural elements, its contents and its gardens have survived the passage of time.  This Victorian home was transformed to house soldiers and evacuee lived in this home during World War II.  In 1988, the last family member moved out.  It was vacant for some time.  When English Heritage purchased the home, it took five years to make the home and gardens presentable for the public.  All the contents were left in their original locations.  We weren't allowed to take pictures of the fancy furniture and rooms.  I did take a few snapshots of the antiques in the storage rooms.  They had about 15 servants to help maintain this home and gardens. 

old roller skates

old push lawn mower

check out the teeth on this old rocking horse

"Good night sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite!"
This bed folds into the cabinet.

old Singer sewing machine

old telephone


sunken garden



massive tree

Driving into the Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey wedding ceremony going on

Baptism minister performed the ceremony


leaving Roche Abbey



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