Friday, 11 November 2011

My wander around Peover Hall ............................................ built in1585

Last weekend I made a couple of posts about Knutsford.
Peover Hall was the headquarters of the U.S. Third Army led by General Patton in the weeks leading up to D Day.

I had a lovely walk around the grounds.
 There is a right of way through to the church and it's a long walk along the drive...
...not a problem as the Cheshire countryside is wonderful to walk around at any time of year.
Peover Hall is close to the radio telescope at Jodrell Bank.
A view of the hall on my approach.
The stable yard was very impressive.... quite a bit of comfort for the horses.
This little gate was locked... so I didn't get to see the secret garden.
nn At last an open gate and guess what... I wandered through it for a nosey.
Peover Hall
Built in 1585 by Sir Ralph Mainwaring, Peover Hall is a fine example of an Elizabethan manorhouse with carved staircase, panelled walls and a long gallery.
These steps by the stables were built to aid the mounting of horses.
Memorials for the family pets were along side the entrance to the churchyard.
This path through the churchyard led to another locked gate.
As I left the estate I walked through these wonderful gates...
...as I looked back I saw a sign saying Private No Entry.
OK I was leaving...but by the wrong exit.

15 comments:

Adam Tilt said...

Looks like those horses lived a life of luxury! Great post Andrew.

TexWisGirl said...

love those white wrought iron gates. and love the pet cemetary markers too. :)

Chatty Crone said...

So beautifully manicured too - who lives there now or who takes care of it? Beautiful. sandie

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

So funny you were exiting through the entrance and were trespassing the entire time. I enjoyed the illegal tour. Very nice place.

Bob Bushell said...

You have been so naughty, fun though. Great photos.

BlueShell said...

LOL....Those fotos are adorable...We do not have here such beautifull places to visit...nor horses...
But your pictures take far away from here and Ican Imagine I am there, with all that green...

You left ...the wrong way...it was funny...really!

Enjoy your weekend
BlueShell, from Portugal

Fábio Martins said...

Uhh. My favorite is the number three :)

JM said...

Great capture of the horse and the telescope! All shots are lovely.

DawnTreader said...

I love that secret garden gate :)

That picture of the horse and the telescope is mystical in a more modern way... Like a UFO suddenly landed in the picture.

Hilke Breder said...

Enjoyable post with wonderful views, Andrew! I envy you your lovely greens whereas here it's mostly browns and barren trees.

Pantherka said...

Last weekend you had a beautiful, great pictures!

Gary said...

Wonderful tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful estate! We really enjoy touring these kind of places; beautiful and such a painless way to learn some history!

Light and Voices said...

Andrew, lovely grounds, estates and words to tag along with the photos. Nicely done.
Joyce M

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew,

I actually live on the Peover Park estate. You have some great pictures of my home!