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Good Morning Everyone,

If you read the notes to my previous post, you may remember that we were on our way to Hanbury Hall. This is the hall we were seeking.

Hanbury Hall (built 1701), is a charming William and Mary house of brick that was the seat of the Vernon family for over 300 years. Now run by the National Trust, Hanbury is set in 400 acres of gardens and parkland. The 18th century garden has been lovingly restored, and the interior boasts an exceptional staircase and collections of fine porcelain and Dutch flower paintings.

In the early 16th century Rev Richard Vernon came to Hanbury, and over the next 100 years or so his descendants accumulated land in the area. One of their purchases was a manor called Spernall Hall. In 1692 Thomas Vernon, a successful lawyer, inherited the family estates. Sometime around 1706 he built a grand red-brick house, incorporating bits of the earlier manor. This was the first Hanbury Hall - About Britain Express.

I will add a workshop here showing the grand approach but, I have to admit, this tighter crop is my favourite.

Have a good day, Bev :-)

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