Athelhampton. I keep thinking how much I love that name.
Here are some other little nooks that caught my fancy as I moved around the house.
They are presented for atmosphere rather than any particular significance.
The next room we entered is called the King's Room traditionally the place where the manorial court would be held in the name of the king.
It is now a bedroom with lovely linenfold panelling. The tester bedstead is Charles 1, the oak coffer from James the first's time and the brass lantern clock from the late 17th century and made in Dorset.
All of these items could have been found in a Regency dwelling, since they survived until now, but my guess is they would have been thought dreadfully heavy and old fashioned by our fashion-conscious heroes and heroines.
Until Next time.....