The Leicester family lived at Tabley for over 700 years, and this lovely Palladian villa was the second house on the etate, built by John Carr of York in 1761 for Sir Peter Leicester. Now partly used as a residential care home, the first floor of Tabley has been restored, and showcases a wonderful collection of fine art gathered by generations of Leicesters.
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Kilpeck Church- Kilpeck, Herefordshire, England
The Norman church of St Mary and St David in the Herefordshire village of Kilpeck is quite a simple building, consisting only of a rectangular nave and an unusual rounded apse. But visitors do not come to Kilpeck for the layout, but for the extraordinary collection of Norman carvings that decorate the church. These carvings decorate the eaves, doors, and windows of the church. The magnificent south doorway arch is a symphony of Norman carving. … ... more