18 - The Park

  • Description

    ‘The Road to Albalanda’ By Samuel Tuke Richardson of Darlington c.1896 ‘Entering the Park drive at the low lodge they drove past the House now the residence of Frank Priestman Esq a grandson of their Uncle Jonathan who had originally built it & lived there before the Bank & Ironworks troubles. This house too was very little changed & looked very sweet surrounded by beautiful trees & undulating fields. The Lady of the House was waiting to see them pass just at a very sharp turn in the drive which required all the coachman’s care & attention to round safely, under these circumstances it was impossible to pull up hence the lady was left in a somewhat unceremonious manner, leaving the Park just below Snows Green, they were soon driving up the long & steep Medomsley hill, the hills so often traversed by the coachman’s father in his journeys to Shotley, through the village of Medomsley they drove past the ancient Church where Hunter tablets adorn the walls, but the old Hall seemed to have been pulled down & a modern edifice built in its stead, but the collieries looked much of yore’.
  • Owner

    Beamish Museum
  • Source

    Beamish (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36275059@N02/9530277660/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 3 months ago
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