Friday, 2 November 2018

Shugborough ...

..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.




Front entrance

Rear


Folly built as a ruin.








Library

Office


The Aston silver


The Kitchen








The Laundry


Iron heater


Servants  hall.










1 comment:

Carol said...

Great photos Sue, it's nice for me to see them since we've not been that way for quite a number of years now, so thank you.