Just before Christmas we went to a party at our neighbours’ house over at Lennox Plunton. The farmer there, Benjy, is the son of Mrs Sproat, who lived in this house. In fact, Lennox Plunton, Plunton House and much of the land around here has been farmed by the Sproats since the 18th century.

While we were there, we were given an envelope of pictures of the house, most of them from the late 1980s and early 1990s and one much older than that. It’s lovely to see the subtle changes to the house and the beautiful garden as it has developed over time.

Plunton House in sepia, from the west on Lennox Plunton land. The buildings to the right are the piggery and steading which have since been converted into homes.

Plunton House in sepia, from the West on Lennox Plunton land. The buildings to the right are the piggery and steading which have since been converted into homes.

Here’s one of the more recent ones but before the double-glazed sun room was added.

Original porch and lovely flowers. I also suspect this was the last time the house was freshly painted!

Original porch and lovely flowers. I also suspect this was the last time the house was freshly painted!

There are a couple of Plunton dealing with adverse weather, including one of the “pond”.

Reflections on the pond

Reflections on the pond

Snowy drive and rhododendrons.

Snowy drive and rhododendrons.

And I love how this one captures the amazing winter skies we get here. I think it must have been taken from the study window.

Plunton skies

Plunton skies

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