Monday 31 October 2016

Normanby Hall, North Lincolnshire. (Set 1 of 2)

"Normanby Hall is a classic English mansion, located near the village of Burton-upon-Stather, 5 miles (8 km) north of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
The present hall was built in 1825–30 to the designs of Robert Smirke for Sir Robert Sheffield (1786–1862). The Sheffield family had lived on the site since 1539 and the family's titles include Dukes of Buckingham and Normanby and Sheffield baronets. It replaced a previous 17th century building.

The Sheffield family moved out of Normanby Hall in 1963. The hall is now in the care of the North Lincolnshire Council. The former 350 acre (1.4 km²) estate around the hall is now a country park. Within it, there are a restored working Victorian walled garden, a farming museum, a stableyard, duck ponds, a deer sanctuary, a fishing lake, a miniature railway and broadleaf woodland."

(The above information is courtesy of Wikipedia.)

We recently visited Normanby Hall in early Autumn.

Normanby Hall with "The Sunken Garden" in the foreground.

Inside "The walled Garden"

A late Rose.

Victorian terracotta Rhubarb forcing domes. 

A water carrier for moving around the gardens.

Globe Artichoke.

The Potting Shed.

Possibly filing draws for the garden records?  Maybe for storing saved seeds?
Who knows, I couldn't find anyone to ask.

Equipment store.

The Gardener's office.

A nice selection of vintage lawn mowers.

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