More ten mile project fun…Minster Lovell Hall

August 25, 2012

Just down from Burford, on the beautiful Windrush river, on the edge of Wychwood forest is this incredible 15th C relic.

I love it here.

It was a great, grand hall and the main residence of the Lovell family, (isn’t that a lovely name…Lovell). King Richard III was a family friend and stayed in the minster for visits.

The minster was a U shape, with a central great hall, enormous fireplaces, staircases, turrets and stone archways.


Here is R walking thru the main hall to show the scale.

This is the great hall. Can you just imagine tapestries, roaring fires, musicians, ladies in wimples, emboidered gowns and jewels. Actually, a beautiful jewel was found here and is on display at the Ashmolean in Oxford.

When it was investigated by archeologists, a skeleton was found in the basement!

The footprint is still here. So is the dovecote and the church.

Minster Lovell Hall…the best place to daydream.

Sunday rest? Oh...you know the drill :)The turbo mini and the Caterham 7 at the Blenheim Palace classic car show.
Hedgerow Jam for the village flower and veg show, (only one pot...the rest for me).

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2 Comments

  • Reply Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) August 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Reply Robert Burnett August 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    who’s that window hogging stud ???

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