Traditional Manor House Wall Sconces by Hinkley Outdoors Lighting
Date : December 6th, 2011
If you haven’t watched BBC Scotland’s “Monarch of the Glen” t.v. series, you must give it a peek. This drama has many humorous moments. Imagine if you lived your life as non-gentry and one day you had to oversee a manor house as a feudal lord.
What are manor homes? This type of architecture may have been former monasteries because Henry VIII gave his favorites abbeys and priories as private country homes. These homes were partially fortified with moats, drawbridges, gate houses and watchtowers to defend against thieves. You can consider these lesser castles that would not be able to withstand a siege.
Three famous manor houses include Garsington Manor, Linford Manor and Kemerton Court. The BBC fiction is based in Glenbogle, Scotland. What did these properties include? These were the homes of feudal lords. The land included farm buildings and workers such as stewards and bailiffs to assist the gentry.
Hinkley Outdoors Lighting creates a traditional style outdoor wall light called Manor House for the everyman. You don’t have to be part of the gentry to afford these refined traditional outdoor sconces. If you like 16th century architecture and design of France and the British Isles, this design will appeal to you.