Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton is a moated manor house, lovely and with a lot of interesting history, in Warwickshire, near Birmingham. It was built in the 15th century and it was a family home for 500 years, 12 generations. It had it’s heyday during Elizabethan period, a decline during the 17th century and the loving restoration of the Victorian Quartet. bc_01

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In this painting there is the Victorian Quartet, two couples of artists whom made changes to the house. Their story is very interesting, full of mystery and intrigues.
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The headboard is made from an old Armada ship. Also in the house there were 3 priest holes, during the Elizabethan period. It was dangerous for them to hide the priests, but the family was Catholic.
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The duck with ducklings were very friendly, they were hoping we would give them food. I’ll have to put a bag of seeds in the boot, just to be sure I’m prepared on our next day out.
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The estate is small, but beautiful.
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Loved the tea rooms. The scones were perfect, and the coffee cake was delicious too.
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The ducks stood near our table until we’ve finished the desserts. She was such a confident duck, looked like she was ready to jump on my lap (not that I would have mind).
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On the way out, we’ve stopped to take some pictures to the sheep with lambs. The lambs are so cute!
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