A family home for 800 years. From 1500 the permanent home of the Percy family. Capability Brown landscaped the 700 acres. 3rd Earl of Egremont inherited in 1763 – was a patron to J.M.W. Turner the artist. It was left to the National Trust in 1947 but part of the buildings is still occupied by the family
Here we did a village trail. Top left is Jubilee House 1772 built to promote the traditional style. Next Chessenden a hall house (1450-1480) Gale end added later. Next East End cottages said to be redundant stabling from Napoleonic Wars. Many others date from 17th century. Locals were doing a lorry count as they are on a drive to stop them coming through this old village with its narrow streets.
The line was closed in 1963. It runs parallel with the walk I showed between the coast and the wheat fields. Middle bottom, shows the train going over the bridge – this became too costly to repair. Bottom right is the Old station, now a theatre.