Saturday, April 26, 2014

Agecroft Hall

I have not had much time to go out and take pictures lately and I have missed it. Today my wife, son and I went to Agecroft Hall for William Sheakspear’s birthday. I was able to snap off a couple shots while my wife and I followed our son around the gardens and watched him look at everything with such amazement.

    “On the rolling banks of the James River stands a remarkable Tudor estate. And by Tudor, we're not simply referring to an architectural style. This manor house was actually built in Lancashire, England in the late 15th Century.

            For hundreds of years, Agecroft Hall was the distinguished home of England's Langley and Dauntesey families. At the end of the 19th century, however, Agecroft fell into disrepair, and in 1925 it was sold at auction.

            Hearing of this tremendous opportunity, Richmonder Thomas C. Williams, Jr. purchased the structure, and had it dismantled, crated, and shipped across the Atlantic, and then painstakingly reassembled in a Richmond neighborhood known as Windsor Farms.

            Today, Agecroft Hall stands beautifully re-created, in a setting reminiscent of its original site on Lancashire's Irwell River.”


Hal Weaver said...

Great series on a cool place.


Casey Gwinn said...

Thanks Hal. I overheard some of the people talking about the place while we were there and know I want to know more about it. I am also going to try to get back there and take some more pictures.