|Dumbleton Hall from the drive.|
There existed an earlier Hall on the site, constructed in the sixteenth century and featuring extensive formal gardens laid out in the Dutch style which was fashionable at the time. Evidence of the canals and walkways of this garden can be found in the grounds near the public road.
|Dumbleton Hall from the gardens.|
The Hall was restored and modernised for use as a hotel and convalescence home and is now run as a commercial hotel.
|Dumbleton Hall reception.|
I particularly liked the fire hose network, one nozzle of which nestled outside our bedroom door. As a schoolboy I had spent some time maintaining and operating a steam powered Merryweather fire pump for a local businessman so I was particularly warmed to find their name standing sentinel for me.