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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Red House

52 Walks with my camera 2010 - Week 14

Today I revisited Red House , Bexleyheath, with Alan and Emily and our cameras. The rain threatened but held off until we left. We first visited this house two years ago when Catherine was studying for her GCSE Textiles and was creating a garment in the style of William Morris. Then we booked the guided tour of the house and gardens, but today we just went for a walk by ourselves in the lovely grounds.

This beautiful building was commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance. When it was completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. Only recently acquired by The National Trust, the house is not fully furnished, but the original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones. The architect was Philip Webb.

The front entrance

Anyone for croquet?

Entrance from the South side

The well in the south side garden.

The Stables

The kitchen garden

If you are ever in the area do pay a visit. It only took me twenty three years of living here to get around to visiting this place!

Log - 52 Walks with My Camera in 2010 so far:1. Bexleyheath, 2. Woodbridge River Front, 3. Hall Place, 4. Chislehurst, 5. Bluewater, 6. Theatre Land,7. Leeds, 8. Orford, 9. Snape, 10. Chatham,11. Nottingham, 12. Twickenham, 13. Woodbridge. 14. Red House.

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