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The entrance to Sandringham House - light in the porch | by ell brown
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The entrance to Sandringham House - light in the porch

This is the entrance to Sandringham House.Which was round the back from the way we walked towards it.


I got what shots I could from the outside, put my camera way, then went inside to look around the house (ground floor only). No photography allowed inside the house. After we went round, back outside I got some more shots.


The site was purchased for the Prince of Wales in 1862 (later King Edward VII). The red brick house was completed by 1870.


It is the country retreat for the Queen and the Royal Family during the winter months (December to Feburary).


Four generations of British Monarchs have lived here from Edward VII to Elizabeth II (including George V and George VI).


George VI died here in 1952. The house was open to the public in 1977.


While here, I found out that you are not allowed to take photos inside the house, so I didn't. Instead I bought a guide book which has images of the house interiors.


Above the entrance door round the back, inside there is an enscription that says "This house was built by Albert Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra his wife in the year of our lord 1870".


This light was in the porch.

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Taken on April 18, 2010