Monday, 14 November 2022

MIKE'S CORNWALL BLOG

 


Hello,

I am taking a break from blogging during the run up to Christmas - but I will be back!

Thank you for all of your visits to my blog.

All good wishes,

Mike.

Friday, 4 November 2022

TRERICE HOUSE NEAR NEWQUAY, CORNWALL


I dug out a few photos today of the Elizabethan house, Trerice, near Newquay, Cornwall. The window is something special as it is made up of 576 glass tiles, many are original and date back to the 16th century.
John Arundell, a High Sherrif of Cornwall, commenced building the house in 1572. It seems he married into money - lucky man!


Another view of the house on a blue-sky day.



The forementioned window looks into the Great Hall.


Must have been idyllic with a raging log fire to heat the room.


There are lots of bits and pieces to savour.




A pleasant old clock next to something more up to date.


 I spotted this painting of an unknown Elizabethan Boy. Actually, I found it to be quite creepy.  Something doesn't look quite right!
Peeking out of a window. Notice the thick stone walls.


More views of Trerice House.




Below, looking across the countryside from the house grounds. Weather permitting, there are often Elizabethan games to play such as such as slapcock - an early form of badminton.


An old barn.



 Oh, there are a few Cornish essentials on sale.


All in all, a pleasant place to visit.

That's it for today - have a happy week ahead.
All good wishes ~ Mike.

P.S.
Trerice is managed by the National Trust. For opening times (they differ during the winter months) check the   Trerice Website

Trerice House,
Kestle Mill, 
Newquay,
Cornwall
TR8 4PG

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