Berrington Hall, Herefordshire.

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  Berrington Hall and grounds, Moreton, Herefordshire, England   Berrington Hall, Moreton.

Berrington Hall is a country house located about 3 miles north of Leominster in Herefordshire. It is a neoclassical country house that Henry Holland designed in 1778-81 for Thomas Harley, a London banker.

The most fashionable and iconic landscape designer of the Georgian era, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, was commissioned to create, here, what was his final landscape design.

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  Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, England   Berrington Hall, Moreton.

Berrington Hall, which has been in the care of the National Trust since 1957, has a somewhat austere red sandstone exterior with a giant portico but the interiors are subtle and delicate.

 

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  The Lake, Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, England   Berrington Hall, Moreton.

The grounds include a 14 acre lake with a 4 acre island in the centre and this family of swans seem quite happy with it all. We also saw geese and other birds together with lots of dragonflies. The white flowers are, of course, water lillies.

 

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  Croft Castle Church, Yarpole, Herefordshire, England   Berrington Hall, Moreton.

Some topiary in the grounds and part of the wall surrounding the Walled Garden can be seen on the left.

 

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