Thanks so much. I wish you could see it for real, the place is beautiful and mainly Elizabethan on a grand scale although the chapel has some stunning medieval friezes that were uncovered during some restoration work. I did take a shot of those while the work was going on. They're not great pictures but historically interesting.
No problem! I would go on about it all day. I thought what I can see of the main building looked Elizabethan from the window placement. I am so glad you mentioned the chapel. That window wall is gorgeous, and quite daring, for that period.
Indeed. I believe the chapel window is around the mid 15th century and the very far wall at the end of the chapel is late 13th century which explains the very different architecture. The whole house is a mixture of designs from the mid 12th up to the mid 17th century with bits built on everywhere. This is what makes it so delightful to walk around. As for daring, now as you mention it, it certainly was for the period.
Sorry for waffling on again, I really love this house and have been trying to get a photographic job there for ages but the lady of the house likes modern, can you believe that. She lives in the most beautiful period house and she likes modern. ***face-palm***
Well, as she may have grown up there, as did her ancestors, she now finds herself the keeper, as it were, of the family museum; where every piece of furniture, every painting, and every other ornamentation, must stay exactly where it is placed. For her, the convenience of a modern home, where she can decorate as she pleases, and move the furniture around on a whim, would be a dream come true.