Monday, 18 March 2013

The House Next Door - Dunsmore House

Two weeks ago I chose the thatched cottage in this photo to the left as part of my Thatched Roof Thursday series.  I commented that there was a rather grand house next door.  Here it is.  Do you agree?


Brinklow village offers a lot of variety in architecture.   Dunsmore House (sounds as grand as it looks) is a mid-eighteenth century red brink, three storey building.  It has an old tile roof with a feature of end brick chimney stacks.  The facade is symmetrical with sash windows.  The classical character is maintained in the porch of Doric columns under a broken pediment, so says a Brinklow Conservation Report.


For me, today is more about the content of the photograph rather than the quality.  Enjoy Dunsmore House, Broad Street, Brinklow.

10 comments:

Jack said...

It is a handsome, stately house, but it could lose that cheap gate. That is more suited to a field than a city.

TheChieftess said...

Love that house!!! Bet it's gorgeous inside!!! (and I agree about the gate!!)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very grand indeed LOL, couldn't be more different from it's wee thatched neighbor! I do like it though, the windows appeal a lot, especially the little row along the very top,can just imagine a long attic room up there..with views, nice!

LONDONLULU said...

Very grand indeed! I like how it's nothing like the thatched homes next door, yet doesn't clash either. What a rich mix of architecture you get to see. I bet the inside is amazing too:)

Deb said...

Classy place, love the shape of those attic windows.

LOLfromPasa said...

I am working on a response about the gate. Most likely will include reference to the Roman Road that isn't far away :). More to follow.

Petrea Burchard said...

Seems a very proper house indeed.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

It is very lovely, but I think I'd prefer the thatched house next door (unless the larger house comes equipped with a chef and gardener). The variety of architecture is very fun to see!

LOLfromPasa said...

It surprises me that a big place like this is so close to the main road. And I think we are all in agreement that it warrants a more stately gate. I came to a dead-end about the Roman Road (Fosse Way). There is a debate as to its exact route through Brinklow village. Something else to research.

Long Beach - I agree that 'chef & gardener' would be useful in such a big place.

Daryl said...

a good photo nonetheless ...