Windows for May

Wild Daffodil is organising a photo challenge this year when each month the subject is windows. It does mean I keep my eyes open during the month for possible photo opportunities.

Last week I walked over the moors from Wharfedale to Wensleydale, it was a stunning walk which I will share with you in the next few days. It finished in a little village called Worton.

Just on the main road is a beautiful old farmhouse, I seem to remember the date above the door was about 1729, so it’s nearly 300 years old. This isn’t actually that old in this village, Worton Hall dates back to 1600. I’ve since found out it’s called Summer Tree House.

Summer Tree Cottage, Worton.

I loved the stone mullioned windows, even the barn is a nice old stone building. It’s interesting to see how there is only a stone lintel between the barn door and the access door above.

At the side of the house there were two small windows, one was half blocked off by a stone plinth with the inscription ‘Michael Smith Mechanick but he that built all things is God. Heb 3 ‘ It’s interesting how big the surround is, it looks out of proportion for the size of the window.

Summer Tree Cottage, Worton.

I haven’t been able to find out anything about Michael Smith, however MS are the initials above the door with the date, so I presume he built the house or his ancestor did. It’s a Grade 2 listed building which means the outside is protected against unsympathetic development.

Summer Tree Cottage, Worton.

The other window on the side, again was only small, it’s an old sash window and through it you could see traditional English shutters. I always wanted a house with proper shutters! Here the shutters are always on the inside, closed on a night like curtains. A friend of mine lives in an old vicarage and she has shutters. It was amazing how much light they blocked out!

I’ll keep looking for more interesting windows this month, in the meantime why not pop over to Wild Daffodil to see more windows.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to Windows for May

  1. tialys says:

    What an interesting old building. We have wooden shutters on almost all our windows but they are on the outside and, yes, they are very efficient in shutting out the light meaning any visitors staying in our spare room usually oversleep because they have no idea what the time is.

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    With all the old buildings you have near by you have chances to find all sorts of interesting windows. Fun to see.

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  3. Laura says:

    Always love to see the old buildings that you share! This one is so interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You obviously live in a beautiful area Margaret.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    ❤️ these little history lessons!

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  6. How fascinating. The surround to the Memorial looks as if it might have been re-used from somewhere else. Thank you for you entry to the challenge – a throroughly intriguing post. 🙂

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  7. Absolutely amazing! You did well on the window challenge!

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