June Squares | Roofs

It’s June and another 30 day challenge from Becky.  ‘The Life of B’ This month she is looking for a roof or roofs or even rooves. Follow the link for the rules.

Two today, but both from the lovely Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England. Rebuilt on the ruins of the old Boleyn property in the 17th century and where Anne Boleyn (yes, that one) was born around 1501.

June Square | 7th June

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

31 thoughts on “June Squares | Roofs”

  1. Good selection there, Jude. I still haven’t been there, and it’s just up the road from me.
    (Well, 18 miles north. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. It is a fabulous place Pete, nice walks around the grounds too – you should check if you can take in Ollie.

  2. Love those brick chimneys! Have you noticed anyone posting the glorious chimneys and rooves [sic] of Hampton Court yet? Mine are too awful/old to post.

    1. Not seen Hampton Court feature yet. And I certainly don’t have any photos of it. Maybe Becky has some.

      1. ooh no I don’t think I have. There have been some rather splendid chimneys but not yet Hamptons. Maybe I should check my archives!

    1. Had a look on Historic England and they don’t mention any particular style. It is rather lovely isn’t it.

      1. I’ve seen that kind of shape in many places, including Prague, and I’ve always wondered what it’s called. Maybe I’ll learn one day. Thanks for checking, Jude!

  3. Have always wanted to live in a house with chimneys like these! There’s a village not far from Winchester where the tiniest cottages have huge chimneys – almost taller than the house! (slight exaggeration maybe)

    1. I believe that they had tall chimneys on thatched roofs, which makes sense. And then the thatch was often replaced with slate or tile. No indication of any thatch in this building’s past though.

      1. ooh that makes sense! I must nip out there and take a photo for this challenge (that’s if I have have the time this month!!)

        1. Ah, wrong roof. I thought you were referring to Bled Castle! No castle here. But yes it is in north Norfolk so you may well have passed by.

  4. Lovely captures, Jude
    But disappointed in myself – I didn’t recognise it! It has obviously been too long since my last visit there

  5. Beautifully solid chimney stacks from a bygone era. Seeing them reminded me of when the chimney sweep came to our colliery house every year at the end of winter.

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