From God and the King The circa 1815 iron railings from the grand stairs with the original and very complex five solid Iron Crest casts, each with the Latin words;  "A DEO ET REGE" which we understand translates to "FROM GOD AND THE KING". The two back to back 'C's of Chesterfield Interlocked. Around the outside a belt and buckle, the emblem of the Knig...

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An Introduction & Order of the Garter.

 Hello All! Where to begin? My husband Lee, and I happily moved into 2 Carnavon Court last May and delivered our son,Taliesin, only three weeks later. Quite an introduction to your new neighbours when you're in labour at a Jubilee party! We have since settled in, and met at least some of you in our wanderings. Everyone we have met has been incredibly kind and welcoming. We feel privileged to be part of such a wonderful community in such a fa...

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The 1940's history of the Bailiff at Bretby Hall

Nick, friend of a resident at Bretby Hall, kindly granted consent for us to upload this photo to the website. Nick told us his grandfather was the site bailiff & lived in the stables in the 1940s. Watch this blog as Nick tries to get more information from his family. Notice the 1800 hall wall is not yet connected to the much older Jacobean cottages. 

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