Petworth House


Huge Country House with Deer Park – plenty to see                           All photos by Hetty

20th October 2014                                   Petworth House – National Trust West Sussex

First we walked through the Pleasure GroundsS1054120 copy

Lots of lovely autumn coloursS1054121 copy

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Ionic RotundaS1054126 copyView to a lake, half way down the Park.S1054127 copy

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Another lake in the Park, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown

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Fallow deer have lived here for 500 years S1054142 copy

The deer didn’t run awayS1054145 copy

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The original house was built in the 1100s, but it was vastly enlarged in the 1680s.S1054131 copy

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The back of the house contains the chapel which remains from the medieval houseS1054152 copy

Inside the chapelS1054159 copy

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The house contains the National Trust’s finest collection of pictures, sculptures, furniture and carvings. The grand rooms were built to display the art work

The Carved RoomS1054161 copy

The North GalleryS1054160 copy

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The Servants’ Quarters, built in the 1750s are vast too. They contain a series of kitchens and other service rooms, connected to the House by underground tunnels.

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They have 1,000 copper pots and pansS1054153 copy

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Next day

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