There is a house in Yorkshire, very old is it.
1642 the year and is surely worth a visit
Some of the house is ruined and some of it complete
But if you live for history then it really can’t be beat.
A medieval barn, no less, with timber no less aged
It is easy to imagine it, as it was when it was needed.
Through the grounds, a carefree stroll, ‘quackers’ if you don’t go,
Walk through fields that Murgatroyd saw looking through his window.
But that’s the old, so what’s the new? It’s springtime now, you know.
Perhaps this little chap can trace his roots to nearly four centuries ago.
Doubt it though!
(East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. April 2015)
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