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Chenies Manor House (1460)

Last week we went for a pre-lockdown visit (exterior and gardens only) to Chenies Manor House near Chorleywood. The building has an intriguing history due to its multiple alterations over the centuries, and was memorably described by Pevsner as ‘archaeologically, a fascinating puzzle’. Time Team shed some light on this a few years back, but the puzzle to some degree remains unsolved. My course only touches on secular Tudor/Jacobean buildings, and I’m keen to come back this period; for now, here are some pics:

Chenies Manor House
The Manor that’s Back-to-Front (Time Team episode on Chenies)

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Sketch of Blickling Hall (1619)

I found an old sketch I did of Blickling Hall (1619) on a trip to Norfolk, where I also wrote an article about it and visited nearby Felbrigg Hall (1620).

Blickling Hall, built in 1619-20 by Robert Lyminge, who was also responsible for Hatfield House.

Both houses claim to be designed by Robert Lyminge, though Lyminge‘s claim to Felbrigg appears to apply largely to the Jacobean entrance front, as much of the rest was altered in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lyminge’s involvement with Blickling is greater documented, and he was buried in the churchyard there in 1628.

Also particularly memorable from that trip to Blickling was the rather creepy pyramid mausoleum built for the Hobart family in 1793. I didn’t have time to sketch that – but you can read about it here.

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