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Highclere Castle (the location for 'Downton Abbey') seen on a recent visit
21/09/2014 - 19:03PeterKR
CategoryArchitecture
Shutter Speed1/1000
Aperturef/8
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ISO200
Focal Length31mm

Teaka53

Link Posted 21/09/2014 - 21:40
Stunning shot Peter, that is one magnificent building
Malc

autumnlight

Link Posted 21/09/2014 - 23:14
Oh i must go, i think i would be downstairs though, great capture of this wonderful building
Kind regards Maria

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PeterKR

Link Posted 22/09/2014 - 09:57
Many thanks, Malc & Maria.

The present building dates from around 1850 and is a Victorian 'Gothic style' 'cloak' over the previous building.
The designer was Sir Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament (hence the similarities).

Originally the site was a monastary (until Henry VIII had his way !) and I suppose this led to the use of 'Abbey' for the name used in the TV series ?

It has been the home for the Carnarvon family for over 300 years and 'Downstairs' nowadays you will find the Egypt exhibition devoted to the work of the famous Lord Carnarvon of Tutankhamun fame.

This view, the closest I could find to that used in the TV promotion, is from the path that leads down to the Monks Garden and the woods.

Best regards
Peter

davidtrout

Link Posted 22/09/2014 - 15:42
Thanks for sharing, and for the historical details.
David

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