Took this in Melford Hall a stately home in the village of Long Melford, Suffolk, England. It is the ancestral seat of the Parker Baronets.
The hall was mostly constructed in the 16th century, incorporating parts of a medieval building held by the abbots of Bury St Edmunds which had been in use since before 1065[citation needed] it has similar roots to nearby Kentwell Hall.
It passed from the abbots during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and was later granted by Queen Mary to Sir William Cordell. From Cordell it passed via his sister to Thomas and Mary Savage before being sold back into another male Cordell line. In 1786 it was sold to Harry Parker, son of Admiral Hyde Parker.
Beatrix Potter was a cousin of the family and was a frequent visitor to the hall from the 1890s onwards.
One wing of the hall was gutted by fire in February 1942 but rebuilt after World War II, retaining the external Tudor brickwork with 1950s interior design.
The hall was first opened to the public in 1955 by Ulla, Lady Hyde Parker. In 1960 it passed into the care of the National Trust. It is generally open on weekend afternoons in April and October, and on afternoons from Wednesday to Sunday during May to September.
Ref :-Wiki.
Camera used Pentax K200D
Straight off the camera.


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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 2 years ago

    A lovely still life with gorgeous lighting.

  • Thank you dear Christine, for your lovely comment.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • Thank you also for the fave.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture and detail Cath !!

  • Thanks for the kind word dear John also the fave.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    A lovely simple capture which is striking !
    Wonderful description too

  • Thank you very much dear Kala.So pleased you like it.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely capture and interesting information, Catherine!♥

  • Many thanks dear Marie.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely shot Catherine x

  • Thanks so much dear Chris.x

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  • CJTill
    CJTillalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning work Catherine

  • Your very kind dear CJ,thank you.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdalealmost 2 years ago

    An interesting narrative and beautiful image!

  • Many thanks dear Carol.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Nice composition Catherine, love it.

  • Thank you so very much dear Colin.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

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