07 April, 2008

Charlton House

Charlton House is a large and well preserved jacobean house on the outskirts of London. It is a Greenwich Borough Council Library and community centre, the library being in the old chapel. In the Newton Room there is this spectacular chimney piece, showing mermaids and nymphs, and a man and a woman in a bondage harness, see the picture if you don't believe me! This seems rather inappropriate for the Dean of Durham Cathedral, who had the house built.

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