The stables of Baddesley Clinton
David with Judi and Steve Clarke. Steve's mother, Nathalie is the photographer here.
Steve Clarke and David Gibson outside Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Clinton house was probably established sometime in the 13th century
In 1438, John Brome, the Under-Treasurer of England, bought the Baddesley Clinton manor. It then passed to his son, Nicholas, who is thought to have built the east range, which is the main entrance.
The inner courtyard of the Baddesley Clinton manor.
The Baddesley Clinton kitchens in their 19th century form.
Baddeley Clinton servant room with housekeeper's desk
Baddesley Clinton servants items from the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
Henry Ferrers "The Antiquary" (1549–1633) made many additions to Baddesley Clinton. It is thought that he was responsible for building the great hall. In the 18th century the great hall was rebuilt in brick.
Baddesley Clinton alcove in the Great Room with door to the salon
Henry Ferrers "The Antiquary" (1549–1633) made many additions to Baddesley Clinton, including starting the tradition of stained glass representing the family's coat of arms. Such glass now appears in many of the public rooms in the house.
An informal dining area for Baddesley Clinton
The salon at Baddesley Clinton. This room was used extensively by the two couples living here: Rebecca & Marmion Ferrers, and Lady Chatterton & Edward Heneage Dering
The nineteenth century appointments don't mask the core building being as old as it is.
A bedroom at Baddesley Clinton needs a fine big fireplace.
Judi and Steve consider the information cleverly screened onto a coverlet to limit the distraction of informational displays.
Ancient glass looking out on the inner courtyard at Baddesley Clinton
The library at Baddesley Clinton is extensive and I often wonder what sort of books are on the shelf…
A sample of books found on the shelves of Baddesley Clinton.
One needs to visit a museum these days to see a rotary dial phone (at Baddesley Clinton)
The library at Baddesley Clinton has a lovely fireplace and interesting papers and books set out on the desk.
So that was Baddesley Clinton. Lovely old manor home preserved by the National Trust.
Now we take a stroll with Nathalie about the grounds.
Nothing quite like a moat to give a home some style.
A view of the inner courtyard of Baddesley Clinton
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