Artist Date – Baddesley Clinton House

National Trust Parking Sticker ©2013 Cindy Williams

National Trust Parking Sticker
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Baddesley Clinton House

Baddesley Clinton House
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Priest Hole

Priest Hole
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Fireplace

Fireplace
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Baddesley Clinton House and Moat

Baddesley Clinton House and Moat
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Ducks- Local Residents

Ducks- Local Residents
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Baddesley Clinton House and Moat

Baddesley Clinton House and Moat
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Kez Williams

Kez Williams
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Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams
©2013 Cindy Williams

Market area at Baddlesley Clinton House

Market area at Baddlesley Clinton House
©2013 Cindy Williams

BADDESLEY CLINTON HOUSE

Lovely sunny days are few and far between here in Britain.  But last Sunday, we took advantage of the sunshine and decided to visit a property owned by the National Trust.

The property is Baddesley Clinton.  It is located out in the country in Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire.  It is one of the most lovely places I have ever visited.

The property dates back to the late 1500s.  It was built by Henry Ferrers, who was a lawyer, dentist, and antiquarian. hmmm…. a “Jack of all trades”.

At the time, the Catholics were persecuted and the Ferrers home became a hiding place from people who were hunting priests.

As you can see in this photo on the right, this is one of 3 preist holes hidden in the house. The guide told us that this hole held 9 priests at one time.

There were 12 generations of Ferrers that lived in this beautiful house.

The fireplace on the right is huge and at one time it was upstairs! They moved it downstairs without using modern technology! What a feat!

The house has a moat filled with water around it, something that is a rarity nowadays.

You will see wildlife and also there are loads of sheep. In the Spring, it is lambing season and children love to come to see the little lambs.

In the photograph on the right are some of the local residents at Baddesley Clinton.

The gardens helped be self-sufficient, and the fish pools date back to the 1400s.

The visit to Baddesley Clinton inspired me to write a poem. You can find it here:

Baddesley Clinton House

Contact:
Baddesley Clinton
Rising Lane
Baddesley Clinton
Warwickshire  B93 0DQ
 
Phone:  01564 783294
 
Twitter:  @NTBaddesley
 
Facebook:  NTBaddesleyClinton
 

Baddesley Clinton is open every day except Christmas Day.  For more information you can go to the National Trust page for Baddesley Clinton.

 
 
 

It was a lovely day, a lovely place to visit, very family friendly.  The only thing is the stairs in the house can be quite steep.

I am so happy we got our National Trust passes for the year, we are able to get in these wonderful places for no charge.

This is where I chose to take my Artist Date (from The Artist’s Way book) this week.

©Cindy Williams

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