Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Thursday doors – 29 August

Doors 82 – Lanhydrock House (2)

Following on from last week’s trip to Lanhydrock House in Cornwall, this time I’ll share with you some of doors from the inside of this magnificent building.

The house dates back to the 17th century, but much of it caught fire in 1881 and following repairs at that time most of the interior furnishings including the doors are Victorian.

Hall doors with etched windows, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Entrance hall doors with etched windows, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

In true aristocratic Victorian style, there are a lot of dead (stuffed) animals in the house – trophies from colonialhunting trips.

Doors and trophy, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Doors and trophy, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Food was a big deal in this house and the meals prepared in the kitchens were kept warm in this cabinet before being served in the dining room .

This cast iron cabinet kept the food warm between the kitchens and dining room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
This cast iron cabinet kept the food warm between the kitchens and dining room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

We had a kitchen towel like this when I was growing up.

One of several kitchen doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
One of several kitchen doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The bread oven, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The bread oven, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Dairy door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Dairy door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Upstairs door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Upstairs door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Canes - a time gone by thank goodness, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Canes – a time gone by thank goodness, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Hmmm – there were several of these cane ‘trophies’ hanging in this room, along with plenty of dead animals – the Empire built on a bloody good caning in the headmaster’s office

Coridoor door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Coridoor door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Screen-separated drawing room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Screen-separated drawing room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

The drawing room was an altogether beautiful room which was broken down into sections with screens, but was actually vast.

The long gallery, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The long gallery, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Finally the tour of the house takes you to the stunning long gallery with its 17th century ceiling. This wing of the house was the only one that survived the fire of 1881.

So that wraps it up for another week or so. Enjoy what’s left of the week and have a lovely weekend.

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

Scooj

 

 

 

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

22 thoughts on “Thursday doors – 29 August”

  1. Just as beautiful as I had expected from your previous post. That second floor wooden doors with the intricate mouldings is so elegant. I’m also in love the the ceilings in the last 2 shots.
    Great post!

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