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Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Royal Fence

Those of you who have been following us for a while may recall a post featuring a most unusual fence, in the United Kingdom, constructed of hazelnut with a look similar to that of some wicker baskets. (See our archives for June 4, 2015) The photos were sent to us by a follower in the UK for us to share on John's Island. The same gentleman recently sent us more pictures of a fence fit for a Queen. The fence is on the property of Sandringham House which is a country house on 20,000 acres of land near the village of Sandringham in Norfolk, England. The house is privately owned by Queen Elizabeth II.

A brochure about the property has the following details about the fence:

"The gardens of Sandringham House are entered through elaborate wrought iron gates, of a flower and leaf design, known as the Norwich gates, they were given as a wedding present to the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1863 by the County of Norfolk and the City of Norwich and are the work of Thomas Jekyll."

Linking up with Good Fences and thanks to Tex for hosting!

Norwich Gates
United Kingdom



The Gates are the entrance for the gardens
of Sandringham House
owned by Queen Elizabeth II
To our friend and follower, Richard, we say thank you very much for allowing us to share your photos on John's Island!

Wikipedia Article on Sandringham House is here.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

24 comments:

  1. Hello, John! It is a beautiful fence. I like the wrought iron fences, they are so pretty, lovely design. Have a happy day!

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  2. What a nice friend to send you these incredible photos to share. Now that is really a fence. B

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  3. What a wonderful fence, John. Thanks for providing a link to more info, too. :-)

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  4. Now thats a fence, but I would not want to be the person who as to paint it!!

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  5. Wow John that is what you call Good Fencing.

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  6. Such a lovely area certainly deserves such a lovely fence.

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  7. Oh, this is awesome, John!! What an incredible fence and terrific captures!! The detail is amazing!! Thanks so much sharing these!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!! Enjoy!

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  8. Very impressive but then they should be as they are Royal! Very grand and regal!
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  9. Many thanks to Richard to sending these wonderful photographs of this magnificent gates and railings and also to you john for sharing them with us.

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  10. truly grand! thanks for sharing that beauty!

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  11. Oh yes that is a fancy fence and fitting for the Queen. I really the way it curves in the 2nd shot and all those pretty flowers behind it too.

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  12. Sandringham on 20000 acres! I had no idea.

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  13. John, that is one impressive fence! I love the detail.

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  14. What a great looking fence that is, lots of detail.

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  15. Great fence. And a great place to visit.

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  16. Elegant and regal fence, fit for a queen.:)

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  17. Magnificent fence. Thanks for sharing, John!

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  18. Now *that* is quite the fence! Very sturdy and ornate!

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