28 Dec 2013 91 views
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
photoblog image Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton

comments (11)

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Dec 2013, 06:35
I heard the name Baddesley Clinton three times yesterday, and I understand now why: a beautiful watercastle (like in our Münsterland), surely a NT property - and a wonderfully treated photo -with the daffodils in the foreground - a blackdogian kind of photography!
Bill Phillips: Yes it is NT. a 15th Century Manor House with several priest Holes. It is one well worth a visit
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2013, 06:48
Interestingly I too thought of Philineland when I saw this place. I cannot date it from its appearance though so I think a spot of research might be in order
Bill Phillips: It is 15th century and has a number of priest holes
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2013, 08:04
"Baddesley Clinton".. is that a relative of the ex-US President? wink What a delightful place this is; I'll have to check my NT app to see where it is.
Bill Phillips: Not far from Warwick and well worth a visit Alan
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 28 Dec 2013, 08:17
I've been here, twice, and liked it as a place to visit very much indeed. Your treatment is superb.
Bill Phillips: Thanks comrade. I like this place a lot too
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 28 Dec 2013, 10:31
What the heck are priest holes. I thought the first time was a typo meaning homes.
Bill Phillips: In the 16th century being a Catholic was not a smart move. Being a priest could get you very dead. So some of the big houses owned by Catholic families had secret Chapels and the priests would hide in priest holes if the soldiers came around looking. Some were so well designed that they weren't discovered until centuries later.
They must have a method of preventing the damp from the surrounding moat from penetrating the foundation of the house, Bill. Do you know how they do it?
Bill Phillips: I suppose building them out of dirty great lumps of stone helps Beverly
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2013, 14:40
It looks and sounds a fascinating place - you have certainly created an atmospheric picture, great reflections
Bill Phillips: Well worth a visit Anne
Oooh this is very moody!!! Great job!
Bill Phillips: Thanks E. Playing around in lightroom....Shaw will hate it
During this week I have posted a full series of collages from this place for the Spring. We visited during our September stay at Charlecote and thought what a nice place it is.
Bill Phillips: I like Baddesley Clinton. They used it as the location for at least one of the Return of Sherlock Holmes series on ITV some years back
A picture postcard sight!
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Tom
wow Bill... great reflections
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ronky smile

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
Lock stock and.......Lock stock and.....
Killerton GardensKillerton Gardens
Just DesertsJust Deserts