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Photo © David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info.. (7th June 2014)
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"Belton House,Belton, Lincolnshire"

The Boathouse by the lake at Belton House. From the 18th century it was not unusual for large country houses to have boathouses by their lakes, but this one is a rare survivor. It was designed by Anthony Salvin at the request of John Cust (1779-1853), the first Earl Brownlow. By the middle of the 20th century the building had fallen into disrepair, but has since been restored by the National Trust(not an easy task because of the basket-weave plasterwork and the stone fish scale roof). The original design has left something to be desired as the main section was built as a 'fishing chamber', leaving the boatmen to wade out into the lake with their boats.

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Belton House,Belton, Lincolnshire

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Photographer: © David Swann (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(7th June 2014)
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Belton House,Belton, Lincolnshire

The Boathouse by the lake at Belton House. From the 18th century it was not unusual for large country houses to have boathouses by their lakes, but this one is a rare survivor. It was designed by Anthony Salvin at the request of John Cust (1779-1853), the first Earl Brownlow. By the middle of the 20th century the building had fallen into disrepair, but has since been restored by the National Trust(not an easy task because of the basket-weave plasterwork and the stone fish scale roof). The original design has left something to be desired as the main section was built as a 'fishing chamber', leaving the boatmen to wade out into the lake with their boats.
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Exposure Program: Manual, Focal length: 36 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/250 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 25, 2014, 3:19 pm
Exposure Mode: 1,
ImageID:1190294, Image size: 2508 x 1881 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(7th June 2014)

Great picture David with lots of interesting info.

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(7th June 2014)

Excellent .

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Comment by Steve Stain(8th June 2014)

great shot

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Comment by Dave John(8th June 2014)

Cracbackup infoking shot David, with great

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Comment by Colin Jones(31st August 2014)

Great shot you certainly have an eye for a good composition

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