..mansion is a National Trust property we haven't visited before, we did stroll the grounds a few years ago before it became part of the NT's portfolio.
It's only a short walk from our mooring at Great Haywood crossing over the Trent via the Grade 1 listed Essex packhorse bridge.
We are usually more interested in what goes on downstairs (we know our place) than the grand upstairs rooms, which were paid for in part by George Anson's naval exploits plundering Spanish Treasure ships in the 1740s.
|Folly built as a ruin.|
|The Aston silver|