Thursday, 11 August 2016

A Sunday at Wightwick Manor

It was another lovely day last Sunday, and as we had Oliver for the day we decided to cross another National Trust property off our list.

Wightwick Manor (pronounced "Wittick") is a Victorian Manor house near Wolverhampton.
It was built by the Mander family who were successful 19th centry industrialist in the area and 
is a grade I listed building, it was built and funished under the infulence of the Arts and Crafts movement, and is one of only a few houses where you can still see examples.
everywhere you look there is beautiful Willam Morris wallpaper and fabrics.

They hold various seasonal activities throughout the year and, as is not too far i will defintly vist again.




The yew thinmbles on the front lawn

Justd look at those chimneys!







The Breakfast room








The gardens were lovely, lots of space for little dpeople to run around 
:-)





Oliver loves collecting things when we are out, a stick and a leaf are mandetory, we also came back with a stone and some pine cones this time too :-)
 





 This week has passed by in a whirl, but I have been knitting and have things to show next time.
Plus, i'm going to see / listen to someone very interessting on Friday night :-)

I will reveal all in my next post :-)

-X-

9 comments:

Crazee4books said...

Hello Maggie,

I really enjoyed seeing your pictures of Wightwick Manor and it's
gardens. What an incredible place. I think my favourite room
is the Breakfast room. So bright and cheery. I could see myself
settling there with a mug of hot tea, some scones and a good
book.

The wall paper is amazing and there is so much to look at in
every room. No wonder you want to go back. There is just
so much to take in. Look at all the patterned ceilings!

And you had such lovely weather to explore the grounds.
Oliver looks like he had a grand time. He's really getting
big isn't he? A proper little boy now.

Thanks for sharing. I'm going to look at the pictures in
detail and absorb the atmosphere of the place.

Cheers!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I hope to visit one day and visit some grand manor houses, abbey's and castles. Wightwick manor looked beautiful! What a wonderful day and what could make a better treasure than a rock or leaf? What a cutie Oliver is!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely pictures.

Tina said...

Looks like you had a lovely day there,one for my list,i havn't been there.Oliver is such a cutie xx

Vickie said...

Oh Wightwick Manor is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Jo said...

I've never heard of this property but it looks fabulous, so much to see. I love the breakfast room with those gorgeous dressers, and that fabulous range, I think kitchens are my favourite rooms to explore. It's lovely that you get to spend lots of time with Oliver, I miss having little ones around. Looking forward to seeing your finished projects and I'm intrigued about who you're going to see tonight.

Edgar said...

Another super-duper NT post, thank you very much!!!!! I really enjoy reading about these properties.

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

This house, sorry Manor of course ... is a dream. Sigh!
Thank you for showing it to us. LOVE it!

have a nice weekend!
xxx Carolien

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures :)