Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beautiful Britain - Christchurch Mansion

This is about the only house John has interior photographs of and he took a whole lot of them.

Christchurch Mansion can be found just outside Ipswich town center and is a museum of some worth. The area was originally the site of a 12th century Augustinian priory that was disbanded by Henry VIII
during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Withypoll family bought the land in 1545 and commenced building the mansion. At some point in the 18th century the mansion was bought and expanded by Claude Fonnereau. The mansion changed hands again in 1892 and Felix Cobbold saved the mansion from demolition by turning it into a museum and art gallery under the care of the city of Ipswich. Would you believe admission is free ! With lots of nooks and crannies to explore it's a great place to take all sizes (and ages) of kidlets :)

1 comment:

Tülin said...

Thanks for taking the photos!
I have to agree, the mansion is a nice place to visit and bring children!