Wednesday, November 26, 2008

UK - Christchurch Mansion

I received this postcard in the Netherlands & Rest of the world RR, written in Dutch, not in English :)) Still, I hope I understood it well ;) According to the sender, the Christchurch Mansion was built in 1548/49.

Christchurch Mansion is a stately home in the centre of Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

The house is surrounded by Christchurch Park, a grand landscaped park featuring many beautiful trees (235 of which were destroyed in the gale force storms of October 1987), rolling lawns and duck pond. The park is around 70 acres in size. The mansion itself houses a collection of pottery and glass, a contemporary art gallery and a collection of paintings by artists including John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. There are rooms preserved as past inhabitants would have known them, complete with original items of fine clothing. The mansion is a Grade I listed building.

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