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Sarah Siddons House in the village of Lydbrook in the Wye Valley on the edge of the Forest of Dean.
The Old House, C16, with early C18 extension (dated 1718). Timber framed, with later brick nogging on road front, on stone plinth with sill beams. Slate roof, 2 end stone stacks. Single range with 2-storey porch at rear and extension to right continued as lean-to at back up to porch. 2 storeys and cellar. Road front - 2 windows, C19 triple sashes. Door to cellar. Rear central
porch with timber Tudor arch opening with ogee head and original double boarded timber front door. Porch added, but only slightly later than house. Some remaining 6- and 9-light wooden mullion windows on this side, 2 now replaced. Interior: original spiral oak staircase with access to roof. Roof has 2 low collar beams and struts to the beams, with 2 purlins on one side and one purlin plus wind braced rafters on road side. Substantial remains of wattle and daub panelling in roof and on rear wall. Main downstairs room - almost complete C17 panelled interior with large fireplace with carved mantel, and panelled plastered ceiling with figure and fruit and foliage. Beam also plastered in same vigorous style. Detail obscured by layers of lime wash. Many original oak doors and latches. Bressumer fireplace also in other ground floor room in main range.
Sarah Siddons (5 July 1755 8 June 1831) was a British actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century. She was the elder sister of John Philip Kemble, Charles Kemble, Stephen Kemble, Ann Hatton and Elizabeth Whitlock, and the aunt of Fanny Kemble. She was most famous for her portrayal of the Shakespearean character, Lady Macbeth, a character she made her own.[1] The Sarah Siddons Society continues to present the Sarah Siddons Award in Chicago every year to a prominent actress.
One from the archives. Many thanks for all the C&C's on my uploads.
Steve.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Nov 2009 - 1:18 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Sarah Siddons House
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:21 Jun 2011 - 6:57 PM
Tags:Architecture, Forest of dean, General, Gloucestershire, Landscape / travel, Lydbrok, Sarah Siddon, Wye valley
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AR_Photography
21 Jun 2011 - 7:00 PM

Lovely pic

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 7:19 PM

A lovely capture, really picturesque.
Shell

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Len1950
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21 Jun 2011 - 7:27 PM

A lovely image with superb tones, for a rambling house it's sure appealing.

Len

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Alan_Coles
21 Jun 2011 - 8:04 PM

What a cracking building....nicely done.


Not that far from me...next time I out that way for a drive with the wife will check it out.

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morpheus1955
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21 Jun 2011 - 8:10 PM

Lovely image, beautifully captured and presented, fascinating write up to.

Hugh

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shawy  3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 - 8:11 PM

An image that seems to have the texture of the house. Very nice.
shawy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:14 PM

Lovely house, and interesting information Steve, and a beautiful capture too.
regards
Yung

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Adrian_Reynolds
21 Jun 2011 - 8:27 PM

That's one of the bonuses of this site is the education, I hadn't heard of Sarah Siddons so I "googled" her. Excellent image Steve with great detail, very well captured.
Adrian

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janty66
janty66  7 England
21 Jun 2011 - 8:39 PM

Wonderful image and really interesting write up....

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Ade_Osman
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21 Jun 2011 - 8:43 PM

Driven past this place dozens of times on my travels and it never looked as good as this, beautifully worked...

Ade

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sparrowhawk
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21 Jun 2011 - 8:54 PM

brilliant shot i too hadn't heard of her so thank you

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 9:07 PM

Fabulous building and image of it plus a great write-up.

Ann

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RonnieAG
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21 Jun 2011 - 9:14 PM

What a superb old building, so beautifully portrayed in this image, and brought alive by the narrative and history you have supplied.
Ronnie.

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pluckyfilly
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21 Jun 2011 - 10:00 PM

I confess I had never heard of Sarah Siddons but love this picture of the houseSmile good intro as well

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barmymarny
21 Jun 2011 - 10:29 PM

Dreamy image. Lovely work.

Marilyn x

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Daisymaye
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21 Jun 2011 - 11:01 PM

What a fabulous old house. A great image..........Sandy

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sweetpea62
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21 Jun 2011 - 11:04 PM

A fabulous image lovely work. Glad to be your 30th..Lin

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Glostopcat
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21 Jun 2011 - 11:25 PM

What a wonderful old building and fascinating narrative Steve

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Sezz
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21 Jun 2011 - 11:52 PM

Wonderful architecture,what a house! I should love to live in a house like this, such character!
I like your pov for this one, really shows the house to it's best. I like your processing too, some lovely detail - just a thought, but might be even more striking by upping the contrast a little? Thanks for the info too, most interesting Smile

Sarah *

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CarolG
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22 Jun 2011 - 6:15 AM

What a beautiful house, Steve, love the soft presentation, excellent work. Carol

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gingerdelight
22 Jun 2011 - 8:01 AM

A super shot of a lovely old building - interesting info too!
Carol

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 8:17 AM

A great shot of a charming old house - a very interesting write up too

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Brian65
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22 Jun 2011 - 9:29 AM

Great shot Steve, sell this to a mag or postcard maker, spot on.
Brian

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teocali
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22 Jun 2011 - 6:28 PM

Superb image, Steve - wonderful light and soft tones and a wealth of different textures. Beautifully done - enhanced by a great narrative too.
Sylvia

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 - 11:08 PM

Great atmospheric shot with plenty of character.
Vivien

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22 Jun 2011 - 11:23 PM

An interesting old building caught well Steve ...Bill

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23 Jun 2011 - 7:58 AM

You really have captured the atmosphere they way you have processed it ..
A stunning image

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23 Jun 2011 - 8:34 AM

Superb image and information.

Albert

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acousticmist
23 Jun 2011 - 9:32 AM

An excellent shot of a beautiful house..............Martin

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PhillipMinnis
24 Jun 2011 - 7:56 AM

What a beautiful scene! Thank you for the informative and interesting details in the description box! Well captured and presented!


Cheers

Phil

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24 Jun 2011 - 9:22 PM

a lovely shot well caught and processed.

Ian.

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26 Jun 2011 - 11:37 PM

brilliant detail and tones steve a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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