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Ancient House

2009.09.28
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Europe
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Asia
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Africa
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America
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The Ancient House has detailed pargeting, (Plaster work). Four panels here show a Tudor impression of the world. The continents Africa, America, Asia and Europe are shown - notably lacking Australasia which was not discovered at the time.
Africa is represented by a naked man holding a spear, Asia by a horse and a mosque-like building, Europe by a woman with a horse and castle, and America by a man with a dog at his feet.
The front of the building as it can be seen today (in a restored state), was not an original feature of the building - it was later added by Robert Sparrowe between 1660 and 1670. It bears the Royal Arms of King Charles II, and the words "honi soit qvi mal y pense". This is old French for "shame upon him who thinks evil of it", and is also the motto of the Order of the Garter.
10 Comments
jet28 How interesting - wonderful details :-)
jet28 · 2009-09-29: 03:07
lookagain Very impressive....and interesting information. So how old is the building? While we were living in England I was fascinated by old houses and buildings....not many of the structures over here in "the Colonies" seem that old by comparison ;)) BTW, enjoyed seeing your watercolor on Ted's Sunday Gallery.....it's absolutely beautiful!!!
lookagain · 2009-09-29: 08:39
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mystic1 Wow very interesting shots and great reportage
mystic1 · 2009-09-29: 13:39
jennye great shots and info!!
jennye · 2009-09-29: 15:06
cariad fabulous shots...lovely windows :)
cariad · 2009-09-29: 16:02
Jarvo I was going to have some ornate windows fitted like that, but uPVC is so much easier th clean, you know. ;-)
Jarvo · 2009-09-29: 19:23
peace4kidss tnx for ur information n post
peace4kidss · 2009-09-30: 00:17
NellyBly Excellent shots of this amazing place..
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