This week we ventured a bit further from home and paid a visit to Ickworth, a National Trust property near Bury St. Edmunds.

The house was built between 1795 and 1829 on an estate owned by the Hervey family since the 15th Century.  It was the residence of the Marquess of Bristol before being sold to the National Trust.  The “Rotunda” is one of England’s more unusual houses.

IMG_3670The entrance facade.

Rear view of the Rotunda.

The East Wing

IMG_3695A seat with a view

St. Mary’s Church – The church dates back to Norman times and most members of the Hervey family from the 15th Century up to the 20th Century are buried here.

IMG_3731Inside the church.

IMG_3746Another view of the church.

IMG_3721Sheep grazing in the grounds.

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