Nothing to do with my local Houghton on the Hill, as far as I know, this gem is still a private house; the grey bit, the reddish buildings are the stables and now a museum cum canteen cum toilet-block. Albeit the custodian of HMRC owned historic soft furnishings, the bricks and mortar, situated just the other side of the gloriously dual ponded Great Massingham, are still owned by the relatives of the de facto first English Prime Minister. Even in the greyness of a July English summer, Houghton Hall is a truly grade one gracious place. The walled gardens are truly splendid.
All photos © J Reed