Let's start at the top of the town (well, what I consider the top of the town)... at Petworth House. I have never actually gone inside Petworth House and it is on my to do list. It is a 17th century country house and is set in Petworth Park. The entrance to the park is a short drive away and offers a fabulous (free) walk inside an enormous park, complete with deer. It is supposed to be landscaped by Capability Brown but to me it looks pretty natural. Shows my ignorance, I guess!
|Us lot on the park side of Petworth House. I am glad I don't have to keep that house clean!|
|The park is home to England's largest and oldest herd of fallow deer.|
St Mary's Church is on the main road through Petworth, just a litte bit further up. It looks to me like a mish-mash of different building styles, almost like bits of the building were added at different times. I love the eclectic look of it!
|In the graveyard some really gorgeous, old gravestones.|
One of the clearest (and cutest) examples of windows tax can be found in a house on Petworth square. If you look at the photograph below, you'll see that some of the windows were blocked but painted to look like the windows are still there! (First and third from left in top row and third from left in middle row, I think)
|Another example on a different house that made for a very nice artistic photo.|
Other bits and pieces that are good to see...
|Collection of different buildings and bricks and stone coming together.|
|A very tall door!|
|The outhouse at the back of the garden.|