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Croome Court

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The house is undergoing major work, the essential starting point being to make it weatherproof! So there is a lot of work taking place on the roof 

Croome Court

https://www.flickr.com/photos/figgis-minor/15600556106/in/photostream/

 

The house is undergoing major work, the essential starting point being to make it weatherproof! So there is a lot of work taking place on the roof 

comments (22)

Is that master craftsman from Bath working on the roof.
Bill Phillips: It would be a disaster if he was let anywhere near it
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2014, 01:03
I like the National Trust flippancy in the foreground, Bill.
Bill Phillips: They are moving with the times at last Ray. They have to as there is a whole different generation of potential visitors and members now
Eye see....
Bill Phillips: It was very eye catching Frank wink
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2014, 05:03
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croome_Court
Great picture and somebody had fun making the drawings.
I think the Croome Court will be a winner the visit after renovation.
Bill Phillips: It is worth visiting now Lady P. We had a tour of the basement and it has a fascinating history.
A fine way of distracting the attention Bill!
Bill Phillips: At one time the National Trust would have closed the building for a year or so, but now they try to let people see the work in progress. It was possible to go up the scaffolding to see the roof close up!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2014, 06:16
Good to see the National Trust unbending, Bill
Bill Phillips: They have changed a lot in recent years Lisl. They had to to attract the next generation of visitors
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2014, 06:42
Eyecatching but somewhat vulgar: the NT moves with the times..
Bill Phillips: I don't find it vulgar. It is good fun. The NT has to attract the next generation of visitors
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 26 Nov 2014, 07:41
THEY OBVIOUSLY DON'T WANT THE PAYING PUBLIC TO SEE THE BUILDERS SITTING AOUND DRINKING TEA AND READING THE GUARDIAN ... oops caps opologies
Bill Phillips: Not everyone reads the Grauniad
Big Sister is watching us in the meantime, I see, Bill. Hopefully they'll preserve all the weathervanes, too. smile
Bill Phillips: I am sure they will Ginnie. The building has been under threat for some time due to the ingress of water but this work will protect it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2014, 08:06
a fitting preparation of the NT for the restoration work - I can see Capability Brown and his mistresss - when will Croome Court be reopened?
Bill Phillips: It is open while the work continues and you can go up the scaffolding to see the roof close up. (I did but Ange doesn't like heights)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2014, 08:49
Going to a masked ball, isn't it?
Bill Phillips: Hahaha I hadn't thought of it like that
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2014, 08:59
Dumb and dumber hits the National Trust - still I suppose it is better than Venice where these dust sheets would be covered in adverts.
Bill Phillips: I think they expected mixed reactions to this but the important thing is the repairs are getting done. The house is open and you can go up the scaffold to have a look. So this, to me is just a bit of fun. Plus they have also been able to stop the rot of the red wing which the trust has now acquired. An important building as it was designed by Capability Brown
Oh, there's a building back there.
Bill Phillips: And it is a very fine one too Mary with a fascinating history
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2014, 11:40
Frank says "Eye see"; I'm glad no-one has said eyesore. Looks a fun way of masking out the not very elegant but necesary work
Bill Phillips: I think it is a bit of run and the important thing is both the house and the recently acquired red wing will be saved for the future
An innovative and eye catching way to keep it under wraps Bill. Good for them and nice shot
Bill Phillips: I think it is good fun. The house has a fascinating history
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Nov 2014, 12:50
Are you helping out Bill?
Bill Phillips: I offered to supervise but they said that was one area where they weren't short handed
A good idea on N.T's.part and of course the money keeps coming in. Most unusual rank of chimneys.
Bill Phillips: I think so Brian. The house has had a very interesting history and I hope they keep a lot of it
Those blue eyes are mesmerizing, Bill.
Bill Phillips: If you look closely they show a "reflection" of the church which is on a hill overlooking the house and was designed by Robert Adam
Lot of work going on the front too!
Bill Phillips: They scaffold is primarily for the roof and allows public access to see up close
I really love the creative screens!
those eyes are rather captivating Bill, nice shot
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Nov 2014, 23:20
Rather nice smile

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