Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Country Homes: Melbourne Hall

Location: Derbyshire (neighbours to Chatsworth)
Famous Inhabitants: Lady Melbourne, William Lamb, Caroline Lamb


  1. Thanks for letting me know! You should be able to see it now

  2. Ooohhh, is this going to be a new series? I sure hope so. I adore the country home and have dragged long-suffering friends all over the isle in my pursuit of fine old piles. (But they close so early, there's never enough time to see all the grounds! Maybe if I lay off the tea room....)

    I've been to a few houses in Derbyshire, but don't recall Melbourne. I hope it's closed to the public, or I'll be gnashing my teeth.

  3. Sorry for posting this here as it's not on topic, but I wonder if you've seen this post on 18th-century hairstyle "cartoons" over at Bibliodyssey? Careful---some are a bit naughty---and Georgiana gets a mention!


  4. A friend of mine have one of this country houses. He calls it «Betsy». Never quite understood why...

    Meanwhile, found
    THIS and think you just may like it.

  5. ERRATA: these not this.

    Sorry for my poor English.

  6. @Cate- Yes I was alerted to that most excellent of posts. I either put the link on twitter...or thought about putting it on twitter to the point where I convinced myself that I did. (Scatterbrain) Thanks for the heads up!

    @Faboosh- No english Faux pas in my eyes, both phrasings work! That illustrator is fabulous. I wonder if he is interested in doing some pro-bono work for a nice little gossip blog. Hmmm...