Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sawston Hall

Last weekend I was lucky enough to get into Sawston Hall and it's grounds (it's not open to the public) to take some pictures. The hall is currently being renovated.

Here are some of my pictures (I took almost 200 so I am still editing....)

Starting from the inside:

Fireplace in the Grand Hall

Fireplace in one of the bedrooms

The roof above the spiral stair case leading onto the third floor

The beautiful spiral stair case

Chimney pots galore

I love those chimney pots, they are like works of art themselves.

A painted coat of arms wall plaque on the front of the house

Another coat of arms above the grand entrance at the side.

A wall plaque on the side of the house leading to an out building

One of the rosettes that are dotted around the outside walls of the house

The grand entrance on the side of the house with the coat of arms above it

Tempus Edax Reum - Time, devourer of all things

This is one of my favourite pictures (heavily edited), a sun dial on the side of the house.

The roofs of the house seen from the grounds peeping out above the trees

Part of the house seen from the grounds in the back

Part of the house seen from the side

The grand entrance is to the left of this part of the house.

Beautiful tree in the grounds at the back

Half dead tree in the grounds to the side

Little bridge over a brook in the grounds

Red leaves on green

Pond reflections

Some of these photos I will use as reference pictures, others will go on RedBubble and will be available as prints. If you like one of them in particular, let me know and I'll add it to my images on RedBubble.


  1. wow! love it Sybille.
    I'm right into tudors at mo' o this is really interesting to me :0)

  2. What a fantastic house! Whoever gets it after it has been restored is very lucky.

  3. Lovely house- i particularly like the red leaves on green photo.

  4. Nice photos, beautiful house

  5. I would like to know how you were able to get into the house since it is not open to the public. Who should I contact? I am going to England sometime this year and hopefully will be able to see as many "Catholic safe" houses as I can.

    I understand that this house is being converted into a hotel. Please confirm this--or better yet don't confirm this. I know that there was an attempt to rescue it. I am guessing that it was not successful.

  6. MaryO - I don't think I can help you. I got a lucky break. However, I'd start with the estate agents and go through them.

  7. Wow! Look at all the great stock options you just set yourself up with for your future projects. It's a shame that here in the states photo opps like these are few and far between. I can't wait to see what you do with these. :) xox

  8. Any-chance of anymore Sawston Hall photos?


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