Blog posts tagged with 'history'
Wandering through the house this moring I saw a book called "A Journey Around England, Nostalgic Travels through England's Counties, the Francis Frith collection" and it caught my attention because it looked old. It was actually published in 2004 and turning to the pages on Herefordshire I was treated to some great black and white photos of Hereford, High Town, Leominster, Bromyard and Ross on Wye. The chapter starts with… read more on Herefordshire
Did you see the Birmingham Post on Thursday, 2nd October 2014? If not, don’t worry, I’ve re-typed the full page article here, written by Chris Upton. Have you heard the one about the actress, the vicar, the poet and the political economist? Regrettably I can’t find a joke to put them all in, but I do have a house. A very fine house, in fact, bang in… read more on Telling all Manor of Celebrity Gossip
I haven’t managed to find out much about Brinsop Court during the First World War but there is lots going on in Herefordshire to remember those times and to commemorate the 100 years since the beginning of World War I. For the full list head to the council’s website, but below are some of the highlights: In September there is a flower festival weekend on at Pudleston… read more on First World War and Brinsop Court
We had fun pulling together the historical timeline for Brinsop. I can’t guarantee that all these dates are spot on, so if anyone knows of any discrepancies, do let us know. Such a rich and colourful set of characters have lived here and most of them celebrities in their day! 12?? Brinsop Manor House was built for the Tirrell family 12?? Tirell or Torell family live at… read more on Brinsop Court Historical Timeline
Henry Avray Tipping (22 August 1855 - 16 November 1933) was a French-born British writer on country houses and gardens, a garden designer, and Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine for 17 years. And excitingly he was involved with Brinsop Manor House and Estate in his 50s. His main interest was gardening and garden design and he was recognised as one of the leading authorities on the history, architecture, furnishings and gardens of country houses… read more on Henry Avary Tipping and Brinsop Court Manor House
Brinsop is all about quality time with friends and family and giving yourself and each other a treat with a memorable stay here on the estate. There is so much to see and do here but it is not always obvious and that’s how we like it! Just for fun we put together the first half of an A to Z of Brinsop previously and here is… read more on N to Z of Brinsop
One of the great things about being on a self catering holiday for me is the chance to curl up in front a fire snacking on the type of foods I like to snack on (!!) and read. Although I wasn’t on a self catering holiday at the time, I recently read Kilvert’s Diary and thought I’d share some of it. But first a brief biography -… read more on The Reverend Francis Kilvert didn’t hold with self-catering holidays!
Brinsop is all about quality time with friends and family and giving yourself and each other a treat with a memorable stay here on the estate. There is so much to see and do here but it is not always obvious and that’s how we like it! Just for fun and because it is the start of a new year, we’ve put together the first half of… read more on A to Z of Brinsop
Madeline Carroll, one of Brinsop’s celebrity occupants was apparently the highest paid actress in 1938 and at the peak of her success she was earning a staggering for the time, $250,000 in one year! According to Fox Studios she was also the most beautiful woman in the world and made a total of thirty six film - quite a claim to fame. The 39 Steps was the… read more on Madeleine Carroll Films
Given Herefordshire is such a rural county, the number of National Trust properties locally isn’t huge so it would be easy to get around all of them in a weekend or mid-week stay here at Brinsop Court. Think about your timings though as many of them are closed during the winter months. The closest National Trust site to Brinsop Court is The Weir, which is a glorious… read more on National Trust Properties to visit near Brinsop