Kentwell Hall was another stop on our sightseeing list of places to visit – just a mile or two down the road from Bridge Street Hamlet where we lived: http://www.kentwell.co.uk/
Kentwell Hall in Long Melford was first mentioned in 1086 as the property of Frodo – read more about Kentwell Hall at: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Kentwell_Hall
Here David and I stand on the drive leading to Kentwell Hall – one of two prestigious and notable properties in Long Melford – a village known for many high-end antique stores.
In this photo, David walks along the maze designed into the paving bricks in Kentwell Hall’s front courtyard – an opportunity for him to have some fun while touring the sights of England.
David stands on the steps leading down from the Moat House to the moat on the grounds of Kentwell Hall – the grounds are quite extensive and includes a rare-breeds livestock breeding program along with various activities and festivals.
The property and grounds belonging to Kentwell Hall are currently being restored by the Patrick Phillips family – the owners of Kentwell Hall – to bring the estate back to the beauty that it once was…and will be again.
This is a view of one of the outbuildings, a historic carriage house that has an interesting carving of an old man standing near a wagon – with David looking out from the small window above.
This great fireplace is carved from Italian gray marble, and is just one of the many beautiful features within Kentwell Hall – I don’t have many interior photos but you can visit to see more at: http://www.kentwell.co.uk/
Here is a photo of a beautiful stained glass window within Kentwell Hall that I took during our visit – and the amazing thing is that Kentwell Hall is only one of literally thousands of great halls, buildings, palaces and castles in England and the U.K.