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Charlecote House

By TrevBatWCC    
If you get to the area, a visit to Charlecote Park is a must! Charlecote and its 185 acres deer park has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. The original house, which overlooks the River Avon, was built by Sir Thomas Lucy in the 1550's, and Queen Elizabeth I stayed in the room that is now the drawing room. The house as seen today looks Elizabethan but much of it is largely Victorian. In 1823 George Hammond Lucy inherited the house and after removing the changes made by successive generations set about recreating the house in the original style. The general outline of the Elizabethan house remains.
Though the grounds and park were open to the public, the house itself was closed, not re-opening until 8th February - shame we were a week too early! Sad
V1 is a telephoto shot looking down the drive. The section in the middle with the clocktower is the gatehouse, and as you pass through the archway you are facing the house itself, seen in V2. Turning round through 180 you are looking back at the gatehouse (V3).

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Warwickshire Charlecote house Landscape and travel

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
18 Feb 2013 10:47AM
Nice series - Good work!!

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 10:48AM
A wonderfully interesting narrative supported by three great images Trev. The processing adding to both the charm and quality.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Feb 2013 10:55AM
These are excellent images supported by a great write up !!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Feb 2013 10:59AM
The clarity and composition on all three are First class Trev, beautiful old building.


CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Feb 2013 11:04AM
Three superb images, Trev, your processing is second to none. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Feb 2013 11:34AM
Three fine versions, Trev, and v2 is an excellent architectural illustration for a book.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:55AM
How very beautiful. V1 for the hint of green tones in the masonry, it makes the architecture somehow organic, a part of the landscape, in harmony with its surroundings. And V2 for the fabulous reflections in the windows!
Never been there, I want to visit the place now...
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:58AM
straight as a dye with superb detail - a great architectural shot V1 but I like 2 and 3 as well
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 12:08PM
A really beautiful building, sensitively restored. As a single image I prefer V1 but the detail shots are also first-rate.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 12:37PM
Three fine images of this impressive Tudor pile - lovely work Trev.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Feb 2013 12:48PM
I like the figures in v3
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
18 Feb 2013 4:00PM
Such formal gardens buildings, with wonderful brick work and embellishments - wonder if the clock in v1 is original or added later? Especially like the gatehouse in v3 - with the view of the people through the archway.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
18 Feb 2013 4:54PM
There's a kind of French formality and symmetry about these images, Trev, rather than the more informal style of the English.
Your iconic processing does them proud.

JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 5:03PM
Of the three pictures, I prefer v1, your notes are most interesting
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 7:06PM
Trev you have really outdone yourself here
all three great architectural marvels photographed so well
and like the processing too
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 7:52PM
Three top class shots Trev and very well processed like it.Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:24PM
They're all great, Trev, but I find myself very drawn to the one of the gatehouse.
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 3:06PM
Trio of super images each worthy of a vote - superb processing and presentation - Elizabeth xx
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
19 Feb 2013 4:40PM
Just breath taking Trev. Love every bit of it . You must go back xxx
milky 14 Wales
20 Feb 2013 4:13AM
Gorgeous set of Buildings Trev, Excellent capture beautiful colours and detail great work------MilkyWinkSmile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 1:37PM
I've only been here once and it is well worth a visit.
A great st of images Trev - I wonder if it is worth you putting your photos together and uploading them to The photo locations section of the site - not sure if you have used that before but its a growing resource, and helpful in finding interesting places to visit from a photographic point of view SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Feb 2013 3:27PM
Not heard of that section, Helen, thanks for the info, shall have to take a look Smile
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 3:01PM
Please do - I'm sure you could provide some interesting information for many places that you have visited SmileSmile

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