The chimney stacks at Wightwick Manor are very vertical. I visited the house over Easter and found it really interesting.  I will be returning later in the year to get a full guided tour when it is not so busy.  Of course another reason for me to return is to see the gardens when they are at their best ;-)

A very brief introduction from the National Trust:

Mander, Mawson & Morris – a suburban paradise. A late Victorian manor house, built in the ‘Old English’ style by local industrialist Theodore Mander, Wightwick Manor is perhaps the best surviving example of a home furnished under the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement. The rich interiors feature many original wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings by William Morris, artwork by Rossetti and Burne-Jones, glass by Charles Kempe and ceramics by William de Morgan. The house sits in seven hectares (seventeen acres) of attractive Arts & Crafts gardens, designed by Thomas Mawson, which are Grade II listed in their own right.

Sprngtime View

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30 Comments CherryPie on Apr 9th 2010

30 Responses to “PhotoHunt – Vertical”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Vertically challenged?

  2. Annie says:

    Lots of vertical lines in the decoration on that place too. I like Arts and Crafts homes and that looks like a nice one.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. MTG says:

    Crikey, maintenance to this immaculate standard must be eye watering, CP.

    • CherryPie says:

      Nice to visit and enjoy, but I wouldn’t like to be the one responsible for maintaining it!

      The family still live in the apartments in part of the house, which I think is quite nice :-)

  4. jmb says:

    Another of those beautiful English stately homes! With all those vertical chimneys. They make for a really interesting silhouette for the house.

    Happy weekend Cherie.

  5. I wonder how Santa figures out which one to go down.

  6. gengen says:

    Wow this is really pretty one for the theme. happy hunting and weekend too.

  7. YTSL says:

    Very nice but now I’m thirsting to see what the interiors look like! Are photos allowed inside?

  8. liz says:

    That’s a coincidence: this week I was writing an article about herb gardens to visit and one of those I came across while researching (on the internet not in person sadly) was at Wightwick Manor. It sounds like a gorgeous house too.

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  10. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous house . . . I love the brick (as well as the lines of the structure).

    I’m glad you shared this!

  11. Bernard says:

    “Unfortunately no photography is allowed in that house. It was probably a bit too dark to get a good photo anyway.” said Cherie.
    Now I have to admit to being a naughty boy on many occasions.
    Once I was on Elba, looking round the house that Napoleon was kept prisoner in.
    “No photography” the notice said.
    I assume it is the flash they object to……so no flash :)
    I had my Pentax and I always carried a separate exposure meter.
    A quick reading, open up, longish exposure.
    My camera always hung on its strap in front of me.
    Estimate the distance, click! Shot from the chest. :)
    No one knew, no one got upset and I got a load of excellent pictures.
    It’s exciting as well….a bit undercover. :o
    It can’t be illegal….it’s private property.

    • CherryPie says:

      Now you are letting all your secrets out ;-)

      I am sure I would get spotted if I tried that. They are supposed to be allowing photography in the National Trust houses so I will see how that progresses. I am sure as you mention it would have to be without flash though.

      • Bernard says:

        I’m pleased to hear about the NT. I know they do not like flash… it is supposed to harm delicate fabrics etc.
        Have you noticed that I am not alone in loosing my little picture?
        Annie has gone, so has MTG, YTSL, lovely Liz and Lisa, and not forgetting Noel.
        Something is up. Wordpress is behind it I bet.

        • CherryPie says:

          Some of those pictures have never showed… I will see if I can investigate with someone whose picture does show.

          Mine only shows if I use my email and user name that connects to gravatar (the link I mentioned). My blogger picture never features here. I know it is critical to get your user name and email to be exactly the same as is on your account, otherwise the piccie doesn’t show.

  12. Marta says:

    What a lovely spring shot. I love the naturalized daffodils in the foreground. And those are definitely a lot of vertical chimneys.

  13. noel says:


    thanks for sharing your interpretation of the verticle them today, i like the photos of your home and gardens.

  14. Scott says:

    What a lovely place. I’d like to get the tour and the gardens there myself and I like your “angle” on the vertical theme.