In the middle of rural Northamptonshire amongst fields of wheat turned golden and mellow stands an incredible Elizabethan building , never completed.
Lyveden New Bield was to be a pleasure garden and place of secret worship for Thomas Tresham who was a devout catholic. The house was started in 1595 and on his death in 1605 was never to be completed.
The grounds are wonderful,an oasis amid the fields . There are a series of man made mounds with trees , moats and canals full of plants and ducks and coots. A Heron swooped in front of us a Red kite fell almost to our feet to feed.
The stone is covered in lichens and also graffiti from 1745 .
Robins pin cushion galls we’re decorating the roses.
This is a magical place,an oasis for plants and animals built 400 years ago.
These mounds gave brilliant views of the surrounding countryside and the moats.
Robins pin cushion plant gall on roses.