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Lytes Cary Manor
30.10.11 Chris Spracklen

Lytes Cary Manor

near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset

Lytes Cary is a manor house with associated chapel and gardens near Charlton Mackrell and Somerton in Somerset, England. The property, owned by the National Trust, has parts dating to the 14th century, with other sections dating to the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 20th centuries.

The unusual name derives from the Lyte family who lived at Lytes Cary for over four centuries, and the River Cary which flows nearby The first documentary evidence is from 1285 when it was known as Kari William le Lyte was a feudal tenant of the estate in 1286, and the Lyte family occupied and added to the house until the mid 18th century. The earliest surviving part of the manor and associated buildings is the chapel, which dates to the mid-14th century. The Great Hall was built in the mid-15th century, and in the early 16th century the entrance porch and oriel room was added to the eastern side of the hall, and the great parlour and little parlour to the south of the hall, with bedrooms above. (Wikipedia)

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Graeme02-Nov-2011 22:48
Absolutely beautiful house and details. I love the leaded windows and quaint feel to the house. Superbly captured as always Chris.BV!!
Ken Chambers ARPS01-Nov-2011 21:11
Beautiful place to visit and stroll around
Nestor01-Nov-2011 20:25
The cloud formation compliments the lovely homes that have so much life like resolution.
Color saturation very beautiful , and the windows reflecting the outdoors is superb.
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Marina Arimany01-Nov-2011 20:04
Outstanding work, Chris!
Randy Adams01-Nov-2011 11:49
wow..beautiful Chris...love the sky reflected in the windows! V
lou_rozensteins31-Oct-2011 23:02
Very nicely seen and presented. Well done.
Stephanie31-Oct-2011 22:08
This is absolutely beautiful Chris! BV
marko gregoric31-Oct-2011 19:47
Great scene and very good shot. V
Zoltán Balogh31-Oct-2011 19:00
Like a fairytale, marvellous! V
Ali Majdfar31-Oct-2011 17:49
Fantastic house! ~V
Walter O. Koenig31-Oct-2011 16:59
Fine work Chris with this well composed image. The textures and colors come out so well with the HDR. "V"
Mike H.31-Oct-2011 16:34
Very nice work, Chris!
Lovely the way the sky looks and the lively coloring of the landscape!!
Thanks for the interesting facts provided.
Enny31-Oct-2011 16:07
sooo wonderful Chris.
globalgadabout31-Oct-2011 14:07
an unusual design to this manor from the various additions...good colours here too, from foliage, to the stone and slate...V
Mildred Alpern31-Oct-2011 13:24
And where now is the lord of the manor? Apparently William and his family did well enough to establish a beautiful abode. Wonderful bay windows accent the exterior and give shape to the superb flow of the manor under the cloud drenched sky.
Vickie BROWN31-Oct-2011 09:15
Superb scene, it's like a painting! Chris. BV
shatterbug31-Oct-2011 07:27
Beautiful textures and details!
ilan shtinberg31-Oct-2011 06:30
thats a beautiful shot Chris.
the reflacion of the skys in the windows
and the beautiful colors makes it a wonderful frame.v
John Reynolds31-Oct-2011 06:28
Great colour and texture. V.
Gérard Koehl31-Oct-2011 05:38
Superbe... V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad31-Oct-2011 05:15
Brilliant colour! V
soulis31-Oct-2011 04:57
Beautiful shot. V.
dane31-Oct-2011 03:47
modest little manor
William Vogt31-Oct-2011 03:18
Nice! Great sky Chris.
Regards, Bill
teachpeace31-Oct-2011 01:57
I love when the clouds cooperate. An incredible home with an interesting history...thanks for sharing!
Raymond Ma31-Oct-2011 01:52
So grand. Wouldn't mine living here. V
Jim Coffman31-Oct-2011 01:18
This looks like a expensive painting!! Awesome work,Chris!!V
larose forest photos31-Oct-2011 01:04
Such a mellow house and garden. The beauty takes my breath away, and you've captured the manor wonderfully. Thank you for the information too. Very interesting. V
PauloCGama31-Oct-2011 00:44
Fabulous colors and precious details, Chris.
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