Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The old manor house, St Ives


The mansion on the Bingley St Ives estate, built in the 1800s and currently used as a residential home for young people with disabilities, isn't especially photogenic. There are, however, several other interesting buildings on the estate. The oldest is probably the Old Manor House, built in 1636 by Robert Ferrand, a cloth merchant. It has been altered and cottages added alongside, but there are some nice features like this old door, with its now-disused staircase. It also has a walled garden.

6 comments:

  1. I like this small door very much, it's beautiful among the old stones covered with foam.

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  2. The stairs do look a bit unsafe. The old garden wall lokks as old as time.

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  3. A little mossy, as well. I love that door, too. Nice capture of history!

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  4. Looks old yet still wonderful.

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  5. Can just imagine back in the day Jenny this would be quite the entrance.

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  6. I really like the red door and all the old decoration on the building.

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