1862-67 – Welbeck Abbey, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire

SM 24 – May 13

Welbeck Abbey is about 3½ miles from Worksop, in Nottinghamshire, and its park, which covers more than 2,000 acres, is part of Sherwood Forest.   It is the largest of the estates in North Nottinghamshire that are collectively known as the Dukeries, and is one of the few remaining places in England where they survive almost completely unspoiled. [i] Continue reading “1862-67 – Welbeck Abbey, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire”

1919-20 – Shipton Court, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire

SM 18 – Nov 12

Shipton Court, in Shipton under Wychwood, in deepest Oxfordshire, is an impressive Jacobean mansion that dates from 1603, part of which is still lived in, and part of which has now been converted into flats.   I first became aware of it, and its possible association with James Pulham, via a letter that arrived completely out of the blue.   Continue reading “1919-20 – Shipton Court, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire”