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Harvington Hall ... 2

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Part of the Moat  around the Hall,  overlooking Worcestershire  countryside...

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Yup, that one works for me - looks all quiet and peaceful.

Korky

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That’s lovely, Polly..

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I prefer this shot to the straight view of the house.

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Me too  Hatter.... but I felt I had to record the house ... it's really interesting inside and full of mystery and intrigue. Apparently it wasn't listed till 1958 having  been remodelled and rebuilt several times up to 1930, . Unlike most historic houses open to the public, Harvington is not privately owned, but rather it is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Within the house are secret hiding places used by priests during late 16th and early 17th centuries. Indeed, Harvington probably has more secret priests holes than any other house in England. They were built a a time when it was an act of high treason to shelter a Catholic priest. If a priest was found he could expect to be executed, and the same fate was likely for anyone found sheltering him.

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Nice to see you  on here Tina ....  Thanks for the comment ... it was a lovely spot  and one of the few places  that I have visited that  has a moat  that is actually  filled with water !!

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4 hours ago, Clicker said:

Within the house are secret hiding places used by priests during late 16th and early 17th centuries. Indeed, Harvington probably has more secret priests holes than any other house in England. They were built a a time when it was an act of high treason to shelter a Catholic priest. If a priest was found he could expect to be executed, and the same fate was likely for anyone found sheltering him.

Ah yes... I saw that BBC drama about the Gunpowder Plot last year.  (I get all my historical knowledge from TV shows!)
The treatment of Catholics by Protestants (and vice versa) was brutal. 

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