Thursday, 4 September 2008

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

We had visited Gibside before but just the chapel for which it is famous.We realised just how much we missed when we visited it again on monday.A large estate in woodland in the Derwent valley Gateshead it was the vision of a coal baron George Bowes. In it's heyday, in the 1700's, it must have been palatial.The chapel,stables and banqueting hall have been restored but the magnificant Hall is in too far a state of disrepair and can only be saved from further damage.As seen in the following photographs it must have been a magnificent estate and one can only imagine the wealth and grand living of the day.
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