Friday, 24 January 2014

The cavalier remembers

Patshull Hall facade

This rather lively Cavalier adorns the facade of Patshull Hall.  He indicates, rather openly, the Royalist views of the former owners, the Astleys. 

Patshull Hall, the home of the Earls of Dartmouth for a hundred years or so, is supposed to be one of the largest listed buildings in the country - but it has hit hard times, and is currently in receivership. The last aristocrat to be associated with the hall - Lady Barbara- died last year.

The place, which is pretty isolated anyway, seems rather gloomy right now.
(It is not to be confused with nearby Patshull Park Hotel).

Patshull Hall

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