More on Gainsborough Old Hall and All Saints' Church
As promised, here is more from the visit to Gainsborough Old Hall. I do like this lion sculpture in the Great Hall.
The Great Hall itself has some beautiful timbers.
The kitchen has enormous fireplaces - there is another one like this on the opposite wall.
This is the view up one of the chimneys - Chris wanted me to take this photo.
A view of the garden through the diamond shaped glazing.
Another view of the herb garden.
Chris noticed these hanging acorns on the bed before I did. They are detachable and I marvel at that attention to detail.
Even the floors are beautiful, with the brick herringbone pattern.
Around the Old Hall are paths and grass areas, with trees.
Another view of the brickwork.
I do like the higgledy-piggledy nature of the building, where you can see areas which were added over the years, like the chimney stack.
Having spent a good while at the Old Hall, we ventured to All Saints' Church in Gainsborough. It has an ancient tower but an 18th Century main body. On opening the double door, this is what we saw. It is a large, light and open space, which was quite unexpected. It reminded me of a theatre, but a church service does share elements of a theatrical performance. This part of the church was built from 1734 - 1744. There is more information about the church here.
This (according to the little brochure I found) is a Morris and Co window.
There was a Georgian font, which was something I hadn't seen before. It was rather elegant. I was really impressed with the church as sometimes churches can be dark and oppressive. This one was decorative, light and beautiful.