A forgotten summerhouse

September 3, 2014

On a recent walk in Colchester Castle Park I took a closer look at a wooden Greek temple style house. There is a lot to discover in the park, but for now I just leave you with a view on the little summerhouse, created in 1731 for then owner of the castle,  Charles Gray of Hollytrees.

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I suspect the blue-and-white scheme has been introduced in the early twentieth century, when there was a great enthusiasm for Wedgwood’s Jasperware and many neoclassical buildings and interiors went blue-and-white. But that is unknown of course.

The interior is particularly charming, and perfect for dreaming about Roman times on a Summer’s day.

 

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