Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ageless Agecroft

This is where our scarecrow lives, in the very special Agecroft Manor. This house was built in Lancashire, England in the late 15th century. After falling into disrepair, it was sold at auction in 1925. The new owner had it dismantled, crated, and moved across the ocean to Virginia, where it was totally rebuilt! Among the rooms is The Dynige Parlour and the Great Parlour. My tour takes you through the sunken garden to the little outdoor Shakespearean theatre they use in the summer. Notice in the last three pictures; the tree is growing into the house!! This was an amazing visit for me, I felt truly lost in time. Now I have an inexplicable need for a butler!



“The Throne of God and of the Lamb is at the center. His servants will offer God service—worshiping, they’ll look on his face, their foreheads mirroring God. Never again will there be any night. No one will need lamplight or sunlight. The shining of God, the Master, is all the light anyone needs. And they will rule with him age after age after age.”
Revelation 22


21 comments:

Annie said...

That is one amazing house and an astonishing story. Not only would I feel out of time, I would feel out of place as well.

reana claire said...

Reminds me of the London bridge.. from UK, the bricks were flown to Lake Havasu, Arizona...and we took some pictures with the London Bridge..

SquirrelQueen said...

It looks like an amazing house and garden. I can't wait to see more of your photos Ginny.

Maple Lane said...

What a treasure and how fun to take a tour! A butler would be very nice indeed!

From the Kitchen said...

Wonderful!! Where is it located? How have I missed it?

Best,
Bonnie

Ma said...

I love the tree growing into the house!

Sandra said...

my favorite pic is the seats in rows. great shot. and the flowers are fantastic. i would love to visit this place with you and Phil... a lovely home and i can't imagine moving it here and the amount of work it took. the tree is amazing. and i like the moss on the roof

DawnTreader said...

What a project, moving the whole house across the Atlantic like that. And how amazing that it's still there to be visited and admired.

Arti said...

Wonderful captures!! The designs are colorful and beautiful. I loved the large sunflower :)
Have a lovely week Ginny :)

Chatty Crone said...

Very beautiful! It looks just like England - where is it? It looks so realistic looking and you and Phil look so small there. Sandie

Remington said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Ruth Kelly said...

It is amazing that it could be taken apart and moved to the US. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How fascinating! I love seeing the architecture!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! This place looks lovely. If I lived in a house that size,I would need a full staff of servants. :)

Ann said...

Wow I can't imagine moving something that big that far. It's quite impressive and I would love to visit there

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a fascinating story! I can't imagine moving a house that large. I bet it was a fun tour! Don't know about a butler, but I'd love to have a maid! I could use one right now. :)

Shug said...

Interesting...What a beautiful place to live...even if you are a scarecrow.
Blessings.

Crystal Mary said...

That house is wonderful. I can't imagine the cost to have it dismantled and taken across the ocean to Virginia.. But, if they had the money then it was worth it. I am sure your visit to see it was well worth it. Loved the tree growing with the house..and the two scarecrows...LOL... Much love sent for a Happy Christmas Ginny. xx

S. Etole said...

What great detail on that house. Must have been a joy to see.

Linda said...

Lovely post, Ginny, thanks so much for sharing. Love the photos, too.

LC said...

Thanks for letting us tag along on this interesting and visually exhilarating tour.