Doddington Hall -Wagons, a Pyramid and a Pond

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After touring the gardens, we wandered a little farther afield and had a poke around in the grounds. Like last time, I was taken with a collection of old wagons, which was housed in a characterful shed…

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An arrow straight path runs through the gardens to a ha-ha wall, giving uninterrupted views of the fields beyond. A fainter path continues to a distant focal point…

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This pyramidal folly has been added since our previous visit.

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We felt we’d like to have a look at it, both outside and in.

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But not climb on it obviously.

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True to form, the DBs were better at clambering on the pyramid than at reading, or complying with, the stern notice.

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Looking back to the Hall.

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And a zoomed view from the same spot.

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Small White on Common Knapweed.

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Bird’s-foot Trefoil.

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Deep in conversation.

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This is a sculpture which I omitted from the previous post. I took a few photos of it whilst we were in the gardens, but there always seemed to be people close by spoiling the view somewhat, so I tried again as we approached the house on the way back from the pyramid.

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My Mum and Dad with their granddaughter. I realised today that, taking their initials in order that they are sat on the bench, they are T, E and A. TEA!

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A pond with an elegant bridge in the grounds of the Hall.

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Little Grebe or Dabchick.

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The bridge again.

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Assessing the depth of the pond.

These two benches don’t really belong in this post, but I’ve tacked them on anyway.

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I took the photos the day after or visit to Doddington Hall, during a damp walk around the village where my Mum and Dad live.

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Cleverly done, I thought.

Doddington Hall -Wagons, a Pyramid and a Pond

7 thoughts on “Doddington Hall -Wagons, a Pyramid and a Pond

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      I really liked the bridge. I did tell the DBs to ‘get down’, but even TBH seemed to think that their misdemeanours were acceptable on this occasion.

  1. Sunday afternoon and I have just spend a relaxing half hour catching up on your blog posts. Doddington Hall and grounds are stunning as are your images of the same.
    Yet again I am amazed at your macro photography and especially still images of butterflies and dragonflies. On a hike this week there were numerous butterflies but they rarely rested even for a few seconds.

    The Sculpture Exhibition is stunning. Definitely worth another visit in 2020. My choice is the wire swallow.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Good choice! I really liked those – there were three I think. Not sure if we’ll get back in 2020 – we seem to have a few plans for that summer already. Little S keeps reminding me, not that he’s excited or anything.

      1. I made a brief visit to Lincoln about 18 months ago when I was travelling over to east Lincolnshire for work. It was a hot summers day and I managed to have a look round the town centre, the castle and inside the cathedral. Would certainly be worth to visit properly, but it’s a little bit off the beaten track and never easy to get to that part of the country from the north west. But should make the effort 🙂

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