The entrance to the Manor. Like all medieval Hall Houses, the door was facing another door at the other end of the Manor leading out to the courtyard
This is a second rhapsody of images from our time at Knightstone. I hope they will evoke some memories for those of you who have been with us and inspire those of you who will have it as a home or visit it in the future.
At the Rose Garden pond. Eric isn’t quite a year old
Party in the Rose Garden. 2004
The Rose Garden
Playing in the garden 2010
Eric feeding the chicken (and eating of the bread himself)
This part of the garden was originally the playground for Eric and Mikee
But Mikee and Eric grew up (as children do), and in 2022 Lewis created this exciting garden instead in the old playground area
Detail of the new garden
Mikee relaxing 2008
Eric playing in the courtyard with Nallah resting on the bench
Summer lunch in the courtyard (on my birthday 2016)
Guests at Eric’s birthday party 2018
And the same courtyard a calm winter evening
Entrance door (probably the original from 1380) set in the porch (which is from late 16th century) at Christmas time
And this is the entrance to the North Wing
Christmas Carols at Knightstone 2013
Older and younger children – and Chucky
Eric with his gifts after a birthday party 2012
The Chambers, where I have spent a lot of time
Eric enjoying time with his dad in the Chambers
Eric’s play room 2014
The Solar was the master bedroom in the medieval house.
Our breakfast room has fulfilled many functions. It served as a party room for the kids, a place for studying and the family’s casual dining room.
Dinner at Christmas during the Covid period (2020)
Children’s party spring 2015
Doing homework in the breakfast room
The library. The library was in medieval times the parlour. Of course the households at those times didn’t have any books apart from maybe a hand-written bible. The fire place is Tudor.
The duel is about to start! Eric’s party 2015