|Wimbledon Windmill, Wistaston Cottage, Quaker Meeting House & Emanuel School (LOH Sat)
||[Sep. 21st, 2016|06:10 pm]
Saturday 17 September : London Open House (Merton /Wandsworth):Wimbledon Windmill, Wistaston Cottage, Wandsworth Quaker Meeting House and Emanuel School
Our next stop was Wimbledon Windmill
, sadly mostly under scaffolding and no wings atm, still always nice to visit and lovely little museum inside full of windmills models.
A walk across the park confusing the dog walkers and joggers took us to Roehampton where we visited Wistaston Cottage
. A new two-storey timber rear extension to a Gothic revival semi-detached house. A bit minimalist and modern for my taste, but always interesting to see contemporary extensions and it was kind of on route.
a garden fiurther down much more my style
From there we caught a bus to the Wandsworth Quaker Meeting House,
Grade II listed, this is the oldest Quaker meeting house in Greater London (1778), with original panelling and a ministers' gallery. Secluded burial ground and garden. Having done Uxbridge last year it was nice to see another also after a lovely visit they fed us yummy tea and cakes.
Our final visit was Emanuel School , former Royal Patriotic orphanage, converted to school 1883. Set in 12 acres, just like you sometimes see in film, that was grand and so many stories of teachers and pupils, the archivist did the tour and he was passionate about the subject and we went all around the labyrinth that that school is. More modern inside (apart from church and music room) but what an exterior.
Ending in a lovely pub to rest.