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Cothelstone Manor

By Sezz    
I went home (West Somerset) for a few days this week, whilst driving I came across Cothelstone Manor - well of course I had to stop Wink

Although there has been a house on the site since 1066, when the land was granted to Sir Adam de Coveston by William the Conqueror, the present house, listed grade II*, is believed to date from the early to mid 16th century. It suffered heavily during the civil war when it was partially demolished by cannon fire in 1646. The remains were repaired and for the next 200 years it served as farmhouse. The Manor was finally restored to its former glory in 1856.

Although only 6 miles from Taunton, Cothelstone is a world away from the rush of modern life. It is a wonderful location with the 15th century church of St Thomas of Canterbury behind it, and surrounded by the Quantock hills area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Manor is in a magical setting with its many warm Quantock stone walls and its interesting and unusual features, including a fine grade 1 listed gatehouse, a late 16th century gazebo and its impressive pillared and arched entrance gates.

Thanks as always for your time
Your thoughts/comments are very welcome.

Regards - Sarah x

Tags: Nikon d300 Architecture Somerset Quantock hills West somerset Cothelstone manor Cothelstone

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10 Apr 2008 3:40PM
Lovely colours and composition.

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Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
10 Apr 2008 3:55PM
Some nice detail here
glyndwr 9 66 10 Wales
10 Apr 2008 3:57PM
Great shot Sarah.
Some good detail and the beautiful sky sets it all off.

Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
10 Apr 2008 3:59PM
Great work Sarah, the detyail is spot on and its so well composed

GregorP 12 4 Slovenia
10 Apr 2008 4:01PM
Beautiful image!

bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 4:07PM
This is superb

casson 10 3 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 4:15PM
A lovely entrance to a great place, well taken
Rylands 9 1 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 4:28PM
Superb image Sarah - your abilities with a camera are on a par with your expert knowledge of English history.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 4:28PM
Super documentary and fab shot!
Marilyn x
User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 4:30PM
Excellent shot, love the detail and colours of the stonework, well captured

HUMIE 10 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 5:59PM
Lovely work as ever Sarah...thanks for the narrative.

dathersmith 9 554 12 England
10 Apr 2008 6:02PM
A great shot Sarah, nice composition and great detail.

TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
10 Apr 2008 7:11PM
Excellent detail and nice sky.
Wooly 11 112 4 England
10 Apr 2008 7:38PM
Excellent Sarah.

pamelajean Plus
11 976 1882 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 7:39PM
I never did like history lessons, but your narrative adds so much to the image, not that it needs anything added, it's wonderful.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
10 Apr 2008 8:03PM
could only be yours, never heard of the place but a very informative read. Nice one Sarah

10 Apr 2008 8:36PM
This is a lovely pic' Sez, you've captured so much feel in this one.

John Smile
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
10 Apr 2008 9:07PM
Excellent shot Sez and great info
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
10 Apr 2008 9:29PM
Very nicely done Sarah!

newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 10:24PM
Love the Detail in this Sarah Beautifully captured,
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
10 Apr 2008 11:10PM
My thanks for your time, comments and votes, always appreciated!

Sarah x
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
11 Apr 2008 8:57AM
As ever...the narrative is very helpful
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 12:41PM
Glad I viewed large Sarah, this looks 3D.

12 Apr 2008 7:27AM
nicely processed & composed !

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