Arcadia in Dorset Part 3

Arcadia in Dorset Part 3

Arcadia in Dorset Part 3: Cranborne Manor House Gatehouse Tudor and early-Stuart gatehouses were built close to the houses they served. They usually opened into a court in front of the house. It was later in the 17th C that they became unfashionable and in the 18th C...
Arcadia in Dorset Part 2

Arcadia in Dorset Part 2

On the south front of Cranborne Manor House is a delightful and compact early 17th C loggia. It is centred as the main entrance (the far west wing being added later) and positioned between the 13th C stair turret and buttress. There are 3 rusticated arches with what...
Joy, Music & Scissor Arches at Wells Cathedral

Joy, Music & Scissor Arches at Wells Cathedral

On the 27th July 2019 I attended a concert of the Somerset Chamber Choir in Wells Cathedral. The picture above is one I took just as the audience were settling and the choir were getting ready to start. The choir is in front of, and framed by, one of the three...