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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Winter 2010

Pictures taken on Wednesday 24th November 2010.

Griffin Heads on East Lawn - First of the snow!

Griffin Heads East Lawn.

Looking towards the House on East Lawn.

Garden Pond.

Garden Pond.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Views around the Grounds and Walled Garden - 18/11/10

Clock Tower and Courtyard.

Garden Pond looking towards Portico walk.

Path to Walled Garden.

Walled Garden Gate and Conservatory.

Garden Pond.

Walled Garden Conservatory.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Views around the Grounds and Walled Garden - 03/11/10

The Four Beeches, road to Walled Garden.

The Four Beeches.

Garden Pond.

Garden Pond.

Garden  Pond.

Garden Pond.

Gate into Walled Garden.

Walled Garden.

Walled Garden.


Inside Conservatory.

Water Feature in Conservatory.

Gate in Walled Garden to River Walk.

Water feature in Walled Garden.

Walled Garden looking towards entrance.

Views around the House - 03/11/10

Clock Tower and Courtyard.

Path to West Wood.

West Lawn and House.

West Lawn with view of Clock Tower.

East Lawn.

House Entrance.

East Lawn looking towards Griffin Heads.

Courtyard Gate.

East Lawn and House Entrance.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Views around Wallington Hall

Main Entrance and Clock Tower.

View into Courtyard.

Clock Tower.

Courtyard and rear view of Wallington Hall.

Clock Tower, Courtyard and Restaurant.

South facing Doors.

Looking towards Portico Walk.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Walled Garden

The House at Wallington was built for Sir Walter Calverley Blackett in the mid 1730s. The garden was designed and set out with the help of a mysterious 'Mr. Joyce'.

In the 1760s, work was carried out on the Walled Garden with some assistance from the well known designer: Lancelot 'Capability ' Brown. 

His childhood home was at Kirkharle just over two miles away from Wallington Hall. 

Brown prepared plans for a lake at Kirkharle. The lake was never constructed. It has now become a feature at Kirkharle Courtyard.

Sir George Otto Trevelyan was an enthusiastic gardener. When he inherited the estate in 1886, he set about creating the Walled Garden in the style first set up by Sir Walter Calverley Blackett.

The conservatory was built by Sir George and he continued work on the garden, until his death aged 90 in 1928.

Walled Garden Conservatory.
The National Trust took over the garden in 1958 with the death of Sir Charles Trevelyan and with a great deal of work under the guidance of Graham Stuart Thomas (Garden Advisor to National Trust) developed the Ornamental Walled Garden in the style we see today. It continues to be enjoyed by the thousands of Visitors who come to Wallington Hall every year.

Views from around the Garden:

Informal and clever planting sets off the walled garden beautifully against the backdrop of parkland and woods.

Garden Pond adjacent to the Walled Garden.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

William Bell Scott

William Bell Scott (12 September 1811 – 22 November 1890), Scottish poet and artist.

William Bell Scott painted by  Frederick Bacon Barwell.
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He did a great deal of fine decorative work, for Sir Walter Trevelyan in 1855 at Wallington Hall, in the shape of eight large pictures illustrating Border history, with life-size figures, supplemented by eighteen pictures illustrating the ballad of Chevy Chase, in the spaces above the arches of the Central Hall, this scheme of decoration was completed in 1863-4.

Example of William Bell Scott's work in the Central Hall.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Wallington Hall

Griffin Head
Wallington Hall, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, England, NE61 4AR.

Looking towards the House from the East lawn.
 Wallington Hall is a country house and gardens located about 12 miles (19 km) west of Morpeth, Northumberland, England, near the village of Cambo.

It has been owned by the National Trust since 1942, and attracts about 135,000 visitors every year.

Link to show location of this property:

Wallington Hall is a Grade I Listed building in the Northumbrian countryside. It was mainly built in the late 17th century, though it may contain the remains of an earlier, 14th century, fortified Tower House. The present building was altered in the 18th century and 19th century.

View from East lawn.

Central Hall

Link to show map of property and grounds:

Garden pond

Walled Garden Conservatory.