Cornish Winter Break 7: Lanhydrock – Kitchens and Gatehouse

Completing my account of my visit to Lanhydrock.

INTRODUCTIONS

Following on from yesterday’s post about Lanhydrock I now complete my coverage of my visit there. As I type this I am listening to the final test match of the series in South Africa – England have made one good and one terrible decision thus far – they correctly batted first after winning the toss, but that came after inexcusably leaving out the spinner, Dom Bess. England have just reached the hundred mark with openers Crawley and Sibley still together (a top three of Crawley, Sibley and Burns, with Denly being eased out is starting to look a good prospect once the Surrey man recovers from his injury). Anywa, time to continue our look at Lanhydrock…

FROM HOUSE TO KITCHENS

Leaving the gift shop one passes some stuff about transport at Lanhydrock en route to the kitchens…

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THE KITCHENS

These are on an enormous scale, not surprisingly given the size of the household at its biggest (the family were effectively destroyed by World War One, between those who died in that conflict and those whose minds were destroyed by what they went through in those years). The rest of the story is best told by photographs…

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We were at Lanhydrock on Boxing Day, and here is an explanation of where that name comes from.

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THE FINISH

After we had finished looking round the kitchens we went to the cafe for refreshments, checked out an excellent second hand bookshop in the grounds (I found three splendid additions to my cricket library), looked round the gatehouse and finally walked back to the car park to head home.

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The gatehouse approached from the house.

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A pattern fo wear in this stonework that makes it look like someone has inscibed a T in the middle of it,
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Inside the gatehouse.

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Lookting towards the car park.
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Looking towards the house.

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The chapel partly obscured by one wing of the house.

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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