Author: Rachael

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House martins leave the nest

The private picturesque courtyard at Godinton has been home to the house martins since April. These chatty birds have built impressive mud nests below the eaves of the buildings where … Continue reading

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The Heraldic Stone

The heraldic stone over the arch to the courtyard has now been repainted in the correct colours. The coat of arms represents the two marriages of Thomas Toke, those to … Continue reading

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Window Painting

Every five years the windows of the house require painting, which is a large task for our building team. There are over 50 windows just around the main part of … Continue reading

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Forth Bridge Size Task

We’ve likened the ongoing painting of the park fencing around Godinton House and Gardens to that of the Forth Bridge. The old park fence was renewed with traditional iron railings … Continue reading

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Outdoor Theatre

Join The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company on Friday 29th July for an evening of outdoor theatre in the glorious gardens.  Tickets available on the night from £15.

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Owl Watch

With the hay in our fields only recently cut, we have been incredibly fortunate to have a pair of barn owls hunting in the fields. Walkers were able to watch … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention

At Godinton we take fire safety very seriously with quarterly inspections of our fire detection system as well as weekly fire tests. Some areas within the house with high ceilings prove … Continue reading

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Estate Walks

This year we had a new item on our events calendar, the Estate Walks. Nick Sandford, Estate Manager, has hosted two walks so far this year with the third and … Continue reading

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Jackdaws Wreak Havoc

With spring in full swing, one of the most pleasant sounds is the birds’ song around the estate. However, the jackdaws have made themselves quite at home at Godinton nesting … Continue reading