Yesterday the weather was glorious, so it had to be taken advantage of. I went out for lunch to Moseley Old Hall, then strolled round the garden. Instead of touring the house, which is interesting I decided to take in Boscobel House as well. Both houses have an interesting history with a Charles II connection.

I was a little bit disappointed to see that Boscobel House was in need of some TLC, the paintwork was peeling off outside. Maybe this was due to the cold winter we have had… Hopefully it will be restored to it’s former glory soon.

Moseley Old Hall

Boscobel House

15 Comments CherryPie on Apr 11th 2011

15 Responses to “Sunday in the Sun”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Austerity and recession, Cherie. Might not be soon.

    • CherryPie says:

      I don’t think it was anything to do with austerity, just a lack of direction.

      But yes the depression is coming, buy a smaller belt and cut the cloth accordingly…

  2. So you went to Moseley Old Hall?
    I was in Colchester on Saturday!
    Lovely day, took some 1,200 pictures!!! Ha ha ;)
    Have you been there before? Lovely little town – lots of Roman stuff to see!

    • CherryPie says:

      I have never been to Colchester or to be truthful taken 1000 or more photos in one day!!!

      Now I can be truthful to my friends and say I don’t take many photos ;-)

      • Then you should go and see it.
        Before you go there, try and visit St Albans.
        It’s also a Roman town, kinda related to Colchester.
        Lots of things to see in England!!!

  3. ....peter:) says:

    These are very fine photos of the both houses Cherrie….you have framed them very well….the Old Hall has very much TLC there is not a shrub that has not been pruned….where as Boscobel House could use tome fixing up….peter:)

  4. jane says:

    Nice photos and it was a great day to be outside. I haven’t heard of Boscobel House before but Mosely is interesting to visit as you said.

  5. ubermouth says:

    You must have a love of architecture as well as gardens, Cherie.

  6. liz says:

    There must be loads of interesting houses within easy reach of you, cherrypie. You seem to be off somewhere different all the time.

  7. Janice says:

    Mazed grounds seem to be very common in English gardens but gosh can you imagine keeping the hedges perfectly trimmed…

    • CherryPie says:

      These are called knot gardens, there is one at the second house too. It must take up a lot of time to keep them trimmed to perfection!