Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Tuesday's Treasures - Brownlow House Pt 2


Welcome back for part 2 as we head inside for a tour of the house.  Very little remains as to original furniture or artwork as Lord Lurgan fortunes changes and he auctioned off much of its contents and removed to London at the turn of the last century.

Since then there have been several serious arson attacks to the castle resulting in major damage but thanks to the perseverance of the Orange Institute, the building was painstakingly restored and exterior details replicated.

The is the ceiling leading to the ante room or waiting room

On the mantel is a bust of Queen Victoria and to the right on the wall is a drawing of Lord Kurgan's pets, his famous greyhounds, which he raced and betted on quite heavily - there goes his fortune!

However he had one of the most famous greyhounds of its day, named Master McGrath and he won the Waterloo Cup three times in spite of being poisoned and almost killed one year

Below are the hares heads mounted and dated in the dog's honour!

 

This is a beautiful stained glass window in the stairway which was replaced after the original was destroyed in the fire.


It depicts the coats of arms of the four branches of the Brownlow family

 Thanks to Tom for hosting!
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Have a great day!

16 comments:

  1. Uma casa magnifica, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  2. What a treasure indeed! It's amazing to such beautiful homes from the past. Thanks for sharing this week, I hope to see you again soon.

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  3. Hello, what a beautiful place. Lovely tour, the stained glass windows are gorgeous. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  4. what a beautiful place this is and i have to say, i have never seen bunny heads mounted before!

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  5. WOW... makes me think of Downton Abbey:)

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  6. It's just magnificent....the stain glass is stunning!!

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  7. Who would want to burn down such a place? The bunny heads are weird.

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  8. great building and architecture

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  9. I love the detailed work in these old buildings.

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  10. Beautiful building with such wonderful detail.
    Not that crazy about the bunny heads. That seems a bit strange. : )

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  11. Nice they were able to replicate some of the decor

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  12. Wonderful photos Christine. I love the stained glass.

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  13. Hi Christine

    Wonderful to see.
    The beautiful stained glass.

    Groettie of Patricia.

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  14. What a fantastic old place! I would be taking photos for hours!

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