Friday’s Fences – Bacon’s Castle

My photos for this week’s Friday’s Fences were taken at Bacon’s Castle.  To see previous posts about the Castle, click on my Bacon’s Castle category link.

This photo is taken from the barnyard area, looking toward the rear of the house. That section to the right dates from 1665, the addition on the left is mid-1800’s.

Two of the barns are visible in this picture, taken from near the back entrance of the house.

My mother and her eleven siblings grew up in this house.  As a child, I heard them all tell stories of life at Bacon’s Castle. I wish I had documented every word.

Linking up to Friday’s Fences.

22 responses to “Friday’s Fences – Bacon’s Castle

  1. Isn’t that true about so many things we listened to our older family members discuss when we were young. I’d give anything to have it all documented somewhere.

  2. Such a lovely property…..and for it to have a PERSONAL history for you is also lovely…..great photos and I know you enjoy your visits.

    Pam (and Sam)

  3. It never gets old to see your posts on Bacon’s Castle. I just love the architecture of the house and the chimneys are so beautiful! I can’t believe I have never taken a tour of the house, especially since I grew up in the area. I still need to make that trip! It is so wonderful that your family actually lived in the house, that makes it so much more special to you:) Thanks again for sharing!

  4. Bacon’s Castle holds a special place in our hearts. When I was a small child, Mama said I would sit in the window seats and look at my picture books. Thanks for posting these…

  5. I have always loved seeing that place. I would love to go inside it. I can’t imagine growing up there!

  6. what an amazing place to spend your childhood…dang, i wish you could remember some stories!

  7. I too find myself wishing I’d documented the stories I heard from parents and grandparents when I was a child. Why do we think we’ll remember them all? I can only imagine how neat it must have been to grow up in this wonderful old home.

  8. Another beautiful view of Bacon’s Castle.

  9. Wow…very interesting! I would love to hear the stories

  10. Ya, I know. When we’re younger we don’t realize how important it really is till much later. 🙂
    Looks like as that tree grew (in the last photo) they had to amend the fence or maybe they built it that way from the get-go? Either way, neat.
    ~d.

  11. such a great place to visit. we have been there a couple of times. great views. (:

  12. I wish I could get my daughter to even just document what Lorelei says…we all forget so much as we get older…and like my mom and dad did not talk much about their childhood and I regret not asking questions. But it is too late now.

  13. The castle is cool of course. Love the old trees and the fences! Good morning Dianna!

  14. i like that tree spacer!

  15. This house has so much history – and family history. It really is one of the most amazing places ever. That’s saying a lot, but not nearly enough 😉 It also has great fences!!

  16. Love the fence and that old tree!
    Wow, you have a great connection to the Castle.
    I too wish when my Grandfather was telling his stories I would have paid attention and asked questions.

  17. lindyloumacinitaly

    Calling by as another Friday Fence participant, what a wonderful place your Mum grew up in.

  18. I love Bacon’s Castle. How wonderful it would have been to grow up in that house.

  19. magicalmysticalteacher

    I wouldn’t mind sitting under one of those big, old trees on a hot summer’s day!

    Old Stone Fence

  20. Oh yes! You know it’s one of my favorite places in the world! 🙂 Love you doing a post on the fence this week!

  21. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Bacon’s Castle is a great asset to Surry County. I love all your stories. What a great part of your family history.

  22. What a great old house! And how charming that this is part of your family heritage. That’s one of the things I love about the area you live in…early American/Colonial history everywhere. I love it! ~ Sheila

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