Visit to Fairfield House, Sturgosey

Today we visited Fairfield House, in Sturgosey, North Somerset with the Combe  St. Nicolas History Group.  It took us quite a while to get there through the country roads.

The known history of the manor begins in the reign of Henry II, when it was granted to an ancestor of the present owner, and it has been in the same family ever since. The present house has a medieval west wing with the remains of a carved 15th Century roof; the rest is Elizabethan, except for part of the back which is 18th Century. It is now lived in by Dame Elizabeth Acland Hood Gass who was Lord Lieutenant of Somerset from 1998 to 2015.

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As Lady Gass still lives in the house we were only shown some downstairs rooms that are open to the public.  There were many large oil paintings of ancestors and some lovely carved wooden furniture.

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After the tour we visited the gardens. The borders of the walled garden were particularly lovely with lupins and peonies (my favourites).

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Visit us at http://www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

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  1. I think Lupines and Roses are my favorites now.

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