Gate by fishers

Gate

In the Homestead Park, a private gate which leads to the headquarters of the various Joseph Rowntree trusts. The gate is for the use of staff only - but I do wonder what the building looks like.

It is described as an Arts and Crafts styled house, modest in size, built for Seebohm Rowntree and his family (Seebohm Rowntree was one of the Rowntree family of confectioners). The Homestead park was originally the garden of the house.

When the public were first admitted, it was little more than a field. Later, between the world wars there was an aviary and monkey house. Today there are a huge variety of trees and plants, and a large play area.

But I still find what is behind the gate fascinating. I would love to see this historic building.

Ian
How interesting. This is a lovely shot that invites you in!
October 20th, 2020  
Brilliant composition that invites you in. The natural arch and leading line to gate.
Yes, I too want to know what lies behind that closed gate
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October 20th, 2020  
A lovely composition, would love to look behind the closed gate
October 20th, 2020  
how lovely
October 20th, 2020  
So you put on the staff outfit for the shot!
October 20th, 2020  
gates and doorways always make me wonder what's behind them, beautiful colours in the trees behind
October 20th, 2020  
To much of those fences are to day seen around the gardens. Prefer a hedge or stone wall. .
October 20th, 2020  
Great composition and neat mossy details on the fence
October 20th, 2020  
nice
October 20th, 2020  
Lovely autumn colours and a nice gate too
October 21st, 2020  
Jo
Great find - perhaps one day it will be opened for the public to see
October 21st, 2020  
Looks like a fantastic place with those lovely big trees and autumn colours. Pity you cannot have a better look from between the planks of the door.
October 21st, 2020  
A genuine secret garden, you've got me curious too! I love this composition with the tree branch overhanging the gate. The colours are lovely too, fav.
October 21st, 2020  
It certainly makes a nice picture. It would be very nice to see what is behind the gate
October 21st, 2020  
I like the contrast of the wood and the leaves ... It would be interesting to see behind the door
October 21st, 2020  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated!

I've added the building hidden beyond the gate to the forbidden places that I would like to explore list!

Ian
October 22nd, 2020  
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