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The Red House at Bexleyheath

21 pics. The Red House is in a continuous state of renovation and hence a little sparse inside.  Nevertheless, it is intriguing, full of history and surrounded by gardens that are both beautiful and tranquil.  The house was designed by Phillip Web for his friend William Morris.  Both were very creative and have a long history of respect from their peers.  There is a lot more of the history at the end of this post and here is the website ⇒ with entry fees.

Nearby is the sumptuous Danson House ⇐ and it is not very far to the more ancient Hall Place ⇐.

In Walthamstow (North London) there is the free William Morris Gallery ⇐ which is well worth a look.

Meanwhile :-

The Red House Croquet Lawn with the equipment for those who know how to play.

The murals are perhaps not as vibrant as they appear here, but this is what the camera saw and hasn’t been enhanced.  I think it is perhaps because of the quite extraordinary light from the windows.

The history is readable by right-clicking on the image, select “Open in New Tab” from the pop-up menu and then left-click on the image to magnify.  Return here by exiting the new tab.


Of course the last say ⇐ must be given to the flowers who reliably appear year after year.

13 responses

  1. So lovely and tranquil!


    July 7, 2017 at 18:20

    • Definitely and a nice little cafe and fizzy elderflower. Yay. 🙂


      July 8, 2017 at 07:35

  2. Stained glass, woohoo! And I love the window seat – want one of those in a house one day so I can read there 🙂


    July 11, 2017 at 01:56

    • I am glad you enjoyed. Woohoo would be chuffed. 🙂

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      July 11, 2017 at 09:23

      • Awww 🙂 Have a great day/night, Graham!


        July 11, 2017 at 18:57

        • I like your train of thought and enjoy your day too.

          Liked by 1 person

          July 11, 2017 at 20:02

          • Thanks! By the way, the croquet lawn looks lovely in that photo you took. As a girl we played croquet in your backyard!


            July 12, 2017 at 21:59

            • What ! “we played croquet in your backyard”. I wondered who that was. Missing mallets, broken glass, empty bottles of Canada Dry and sweet wrappers. We thought it was the elves. 😀 😀 😀

              Not to worry, my keyboard does thas toe. :-D. My best one was “I went to a Halloween party in the company of fiends”. 😀

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              July 13, 2017 at 09:23

              • Laughing 🙂 🙂 I left some wrappers from sweets behind, how careless I was 😉 OH yes be we can both laugh at ourselves and that’s a great trait even for a “fiend” like you xx


                July 13, 2017 at 23:12

  3. The hollyhocks sealed the deal for me. I love things William Morris.


    July 29, 2017 at 04:06

  4. Yes I like hollyhocks too and there have been a lot around in recent years. Here is another one:-
    Thanks for the visit.


    July 29, 2017 at 07:20

  5. Such fantastic photos. 🙂


    August 12, 2017 at 09:38

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