Marble Surface

2021

Lyveden New Bield

Six members and a two guests visited on what turned out to be a warm sunny day.

The new entry arrangement is now further from the ruin, the house has a second hand bookshop and some high quality clay models of the old building at different ages and of the triangular lodge.

Leaving the cafe we walked up through the orchard sampling an occasional mirabelle on the way; some of us clambered up the viewing mound to the ladies walk and tried to imagine this overgrown path as a neatly manicured high prestige feature overlooking the moats. Stumbling and sliding down the other end we made our way to the main ruin via the path alongside the rather algae affected ponds.

The New Bield sits on a wide flat piece of ground surrounded by a ha-ha. There were some good shadows. Entering by the low level servants' doorway gives access to the holow shell with its interesting masonry and remnants of both functional and decorative features. Photographically it was a bit challenging due to the extreme range of brightness from the interior to the sunlit window openings.

After a good exploration we wandered back via the mirabelles for lunch. Some of us called it a day then while others stayed to return and see the changed shadows of the afternoon sun.

Thanks to all for making it such an enjoyable day.

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Contemplation
Contemplation

Angela Lloyd

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Siesta
Siesta

Angela Lloyd

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Lyveden reflections
Lyveden reflections

Angela Lloyd

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Lyveden windows
Lyveden windows

Angela Lloyd

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Visitors
Visitors

Annie Ford

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View to West Wing
View to West Wing

Michael Clark

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Spiral Stairs
Spiral Stairs

Michael Clark

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South Wing
South Wing

Michael Clark

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Manor House Door
Manor House Door

Michael Clark

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House Staircase
House Staircase

Michael Clark

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Pond Specimen
Pond Specimen

Michael Clark

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Trevor Rudkin

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Tony Lucas

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Lyveden Shadows
Lyveden Shadows

Annie Ford

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Spiral 1
Spiral 1

Annie Ford

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Lyveden 2
Lyveden 2

Annie Ford

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Inside New Bield
Inside New Bield

Annie Ford

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Trevor Rudkin

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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