Thursday, 8 September 2016

GOOD FENCES - The Argory, A National Trust Property (Part 1)

Yesterday I showed you the photographs I took at Oxford  Island on our way to The Argory and today I am fitting into Tex’s meme GOOD FENCES and showing you a few walls at The Argory. Today you will only see the outside of the house however I will show you the inside of this beautiful maintained mansion next week.



 Now I have been in contact with The Argory about the high door and the part of the building below the door was indeed a barn so i think Phil is right in suggesting that this is where they stored the hay for the cattle.  I remember seeing this happen on a farm many years ago myself.


The Courtyard




The Argory was built in the 1820s,and is a Neo-classical National Trust mansion.  This handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate and below you see the view taken from the front of the house.  


I hope you enjoyed today's post as there are lots more photographs to show you regarding The Argory.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all who leave comments.

25 comments:

  1. Very stately! Can't wait for the inside!

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  2. That high door is just plain odd...

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  3. Looks a splendid place, very grand and that is quite an entrance gate. If that building was a barn over here, that high door would remind me of a hay loft where they throw the hay down to the ground. But I may be talking out of the top of my head on that one :)

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  4. The door is a bit mysterious but maybe there was a staircase there at some time?

    It's interesting that you say there's a lack of Chaffinches Margaret. I'm going to keep special tabs on them now. They are due to start moving our way from Scotland and the Pennines very soon.

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  5. The Argory is a beautiful house surrounded by lovely gardens. Very nice photos so far!

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  6. Hello!:) Lovely property, and regarding the door, I agree with Phil, there was probably a staircase there at one time.

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  7. What a beautiful property and buildings. I had to giggle at the high door: you don't want to walk out from the inside and into fresh air! Have a great day. Jo

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  8. Looks a wonderful National Trust property - look forward to seeing more :)

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  9. Hello Margaret, The Argory is a beautiful. Lovely tour and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  10. i like the walls to create a courtyard.

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  11. What a beautiful buildings. Great photos!

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  12. WoW!!! it is a beautiful place from the outside, i'll bet the inside is brilliant!!

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  13. That high door was quite fascinating. It would make sense though to store hay and throw it out the door to the animals below. - What a grand looking place with some nice stone walls. I bet the inside will be wonderful.
    Also enjoyed your post below this one.

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  14. That looks like quite an estate. Hope you were invited there for tea. Look forward to seeing some shots from inside.

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  15. The outside is spectacular, I can't wait to see more.

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  16. It's so nice to do the research and make inquiries to learn even more! Thanks for sharing with all of us too! Beautiful photos! Hugs!

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  17. Lovely spot--- I would love to spend a day there.

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  18. A beautiful spot indeed. Looks like it would be easy to spend days and days there.

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  19. What a lovely property! Can't wait to see inside.

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  20. So many areas of historical significance close to you. Beautiful!

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  21. Looks beautiful ! Probably from inside too !

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