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Wallington, The West Wing.

17th June 2015

On a recent visit to Wallington, Northumberland I was interested to go on a tour of the west wing. IMG_7063


Wallington was gifted in 1941 to the National Trust by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan a committed socialist who decided Wallington should be available for everyone to enjoy.
The west wing had been lived in by the last remaining family member, Patricia Jennings,pictured on the fireplace, Sir Charles’ daughter until 2 years ago.

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I was interested to see how she lived with the original William Morris wallpapers, curtains and seat cushions.

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The Arts & Crafts wooden surround is originally from the house in the photo, designed by Phillip Webb, sadly since demolished.

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It was really interesting to see how the rooms had been used by Patricia, the National Trust has to now decide how best to use the rooms.

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My opinion was to leave them and dress them as she had used them for everyone to see how the house has been used throught the years.

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