Friday, 14 July 2017

Tretower Court

I couldn't resist these Hollyhocks. The ones I have planted just have leaves and won't flower till next year.

It was so peaceful in the garden.  The water just bubbled up into the top of the bowl. 

Inside Tretower Court, from the Kitchen and side rooms where bread and ale were made and stored, into the Hall, where Grand Dining happened.  We have been out all day, late back, it's 8.30 p.m. now and I haven't sat down to rest yet, so will be back tomorrow with more photos and words (history).

This is a Medieval grain bin.  My husband is making me one from reclaimed timber (we have a huge stable-full!).  Mine is a bit bigger than this and will hold all my flour supplies when it is finally finished.

Pretend loaves of bread.  They looked very convincing though.

This beautiful cupboard was in the main Hall.

The Top Table.  Isn't it fabulous?  The tapestry behind is a painted piece of heavy fabric.

One of the lesser side tables,  I like the size of that Ale Jug!

Bread and what could be pottage on another side table.  "A mess of herbs" anyway!  I like the wooden beakers.

Roast Suckling Pig anyone?  Isn't the green glass divine?  Last time I was in York I saw some for sale in one of the shops associated with a Medieval building there.  Temptation!

Or a slice of calf's head perhaps?

A beautiful Aumbrey which had been painted.  LOVE the lock and the butterfly hinges.  Dare I say I'd like one of these too?!

Right, back later with some of the history of this beautiful building.


  1. I love places like that. The shape of the windows in the first photo is lovely x

  2. CT - I always feel I could move straight in here, when we walk in the kitchen. I guess I've always lived in the past. Beautiful windows.

  3. I'm intrigued by the flour bin - and that you will soon be storing your flour in one. Is there an inner container to prevent flour mites getting in? I have enough trouble with them in my kitchen cupboards!

  4. It is fairly tightly sealed and I will have my bags of flour clipped down when open, and otherwise in their unopened bags, rather than loose.

  5. I love this post - sorry for late comment just catching up on blogger again!! Super photos and a wonderful place. I love that green glass and yes the bread does look real! :)

  6. I think you might get a shock if you bit into one though RR!! I have a thing about green glass anyway, but am trying to get rid of the last few pieces I collected down the years.

  7. I didn't go online after mid-day on Friday or yesterday--tired from a number of busyish things, so went in a corner with a favorite old book.
    Tretower Court is the sort of place I enjoy exploring--although we don't have anything quite comparable here. Hollyhocks don't do well here, succumbing early on to rust--I rather miss them, gawky as they are.

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