Home Farm Blog: September 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And another 19th Century landmark that has evolved

If you read the previous blog you will know that St Mary & All Saints church was re-dedicated with new stained Glass windows in 1862.

Before that, in 1850, Home Farm Dairy farmhouse was built.  The working farm has been turned over to arable crop and the farm buildings converted to a 5 star eco friendly holiday venue

The image on the left shows how it looked in 1960 and on the right shows how it looks today.

this picture is an extended view to include our wind generator and tennis courts


Cranmer - a surprising Hub for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

When staying with us at Cranmer Country Cottages,  you may be interested in visiting our local parish church St Mary & All Saints at Sculthorpe. It is famous for housing 3 magnificent  Arts & Crafts stained glass windows by Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) artisans Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown & Thomas Jekyll, the windows were designed and installed in the church during the 1860’s.  
Philip Webb another Pre-Raphaelite brother was responsible for designing Victorian additions to the nearby Cranmer Hall.  
For more information about William Morris his firm of Art Workmen & the  Pre-Raphaelites visit the comprehensive show at Tate Britain http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/pre-raphaelites-victorian-avant-garde  The exhibition has certainly given us some insight into how important our small Norfolk back water was during the Victorian period.

Monday, September 10, 2012

September Summer in North Norfolk

Just look at those big blue skies and the gentle swell of the water. Nice, Corfu, Gran Canarias.
It is Burnham Overy Staithe, in North Norfolk.

With temperatures reaching 29o in North Norfolk over this weekend the beach was the place to be.

Now is the time to enjoy our late summer coast and countryside.  It is often the case that once the schools go back to school the weather is at its best the beaches are quiet and you can usually get a table in your favourite restaurant.

 Cranmer Country Cottages is less than 15 minutes from this wonderful coastline, so you can enjoy both a day on the water and an evening at your newly found favourite eatery.



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