Archive for the tag 'Broughton Castle'

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Cicero

15 Comments CherryPie on Sep 10th 2017

Then, I am still and wait here in the silence, Until you come and sit awhile with me.
Brendan Graham

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 27th 2017

A licence was granted in 1331 to John de Broughton ‘for Divine service in his oratory at Broughton’. It is a rare example of a 14th century private chapel. The fixed stone altar slab supported on three solid brackets and the encaustic tiles on the floor are all of the original date.*

The chapel can be [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 25th 2017

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 24th 2017

John de Broughton built the house and surrounded it by a moat in around 1300. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, bought the house in 1377 and it has been in continuous ownership by the same family ever since. The licence to crenellate was granted in 1406 allowing the house to [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 23rd 2017

As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord’s name.
Sri Sarada Devi

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 20th 2017

After a family gathering in Banbury last March we planned to return later in the year to visit Broughton Castle and perhaps sample some pancakes in the Little Amsterdam Cafe. The occasion of Mr C’s birthday was the perfect to occasion to realise our plan.

We arrived in Banbury just in time for lunch and headed [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Aug 18th 2017