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2008-04-08 (Methwold Old Vicarage) - 061

We just got back from a really fine week at Methwold Old Vicarage, a wonderful Landmark Trust property. The house dates to 1490-1510, and is quite beautiful inside and out. For an American like me, the idea of sleeping in a house constructed in the time of Columbus's voyage is just too amazing.

 

The brick front is a veritable sampler of ornate brickwork from the period and remains a real show piece. There are gorgeous carved beams inside, and cool remnants of late 16th century wall paintings in the main bedroom upstairs that are museum quality. And we slept in that bedroom.

 

Wow.

 

We're totally hooked, and definitely planning another Landmark Trust stay before we return to the States this summer!

 

I have an utter ton of photos. I'll dump most them up to this account without any editing or cleaning, and then post some of my faves to my "real" account as I have time process them.

 

This gorgeous old building was very nearly demolished in the late 1950's so the absentee landlord could sell the property bare for £250. It was saved by Monica and Harry Dance, who later retired there. They later donated it to the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings, who is now leasing it to the Landmark Trust. Both the Dance's renovations and the work by the Landmark Trust made every effort to preserve as much of the old construction as possible. The staircase is modern (it's not clear where the original stairs were), but as you go up there are several fragments of earlier bits and pieces, including a little ledge formed by these old boards.

 

We just got back from a really fine week at Methwold Old Vicarage, a wonderful Landmark Trust property. The house dates to 1490-1510, and is quite beautiful inside and out. For an American like me, the idea of sleeping in a house constructed in the time of Columbus's voyage is just too amazing.

 

The brick front is a veritable sampler of ornate brickwork from the period and remains a real show piece. There are gorgeous carved beams inside, and cool remnants of late 16th century wall paintings in the main bedroom upstairs that are museum quality. And we slept in that bedroom.

 

Wow.

 

We're totally hooked, and definitely planning another Landmark Trust stay before we return to the States this summer!

 

I have an utter ton of photos. I'll dump most them up to this account without any editing or cleaning, and then post some of my faves to my "real" account as I have time process them.

 

This gorgeous old building was very nearly demolished in the late 1950's so the absentee landlord could sell the property bare for £250. It was saved by Monica and Harry Dance, who later retired there. They later donated it to the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings, who is now leasing it to the Landmark Trust. Both the Dance's renovations and the work by the Landmark Trust made every effort to preserve as much of the old construction as possible. The staircase is modern (it's not clear where the original stairs were), but as you go up there are several fragments of earlier bits and pieces, including a little ledge formed by these old boards.

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Taken on April 8, 2008