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Mottisfont House 1

By pamelajean
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And now, we go from the detail to the big picture, the home of Maud and Gilbert Russell, a comfortable country house where artists and writers came to relax and be inspired. Mrs Russellís weekend parties were celebrated in Londonís artistic circles from the 1930s to the 1950s.

What makes Mottisfont so unusual is that it started life as a medieval priory and was later converted into a house, with the priory church still encased inside it.

The font in the garden is the ancient spring that first persuaded settlers to stop here over a thousand years ago. Itís a quiet, contemplative pool which now flows into a stream garden and winds through shady trees down to the river.


Tags: Architecture Lawn Historic Country house National trust Romantic Hampshire Magnificent Romsey Maud and Gilbert Russell medieval priory

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saltireblue Plus
12 13.4k 83
4 Apr 2018 3:50PM
Not a bad little weekend retreat!
Beautifully framed, Pamela, and the gardener has done the lead-in lines for you.

femape 5 Argentina
4 Apr 2018 5:14PM
Estupenda imagen.
4 Apr 2018 5:28PM
Wonderful country house so nicely composed in this shot, gorgeous colours, well presented too Pamela.

Joe Smile
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
4 Apr 2018 5:32PM
A visit here would prove very interesting!
kw 5 Germany
4 Apr 2018 6:13PM
Well composed and great colours and sharpness. Klaus GrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2018 7:13PM
A really lovely shot
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2018 12:49AM
Splendid looking Manor House Pam, great effect of the grass lines and the shadows.
Excellent work! Isabel GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
5 Apr 2018 10:47AM
A lovely capture, Pamela, and sounds a very interesting place to visit SmileSmile
Trev Smile
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
5 Apr 2018 1:06PM
a charming photography
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2018 3:07PM
Great detailed image, & good narrative, Pamela
Love the beautiful manicured lawn
6 Apr 2018 5:32PM
Lovely shot Pamela. Cathy
7 Apr 2018 5:13AM
Very cool to think people have settled on that spot for 1000 years. Excellent photo Pamela, and backstory

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