An hour’s drive north-west of London is Nuffield Place, the former home of Lord and Lady Nuffield. Born William Morris, Lord Nuffield left school at 15 and went onto become one of the world’s richest men.He was the founder of Morris Motors and, having made his fortune, became one of this country’s greatest philanthropists. Nuffield Place reveals the home life of a couple, who despite possessing a great fortune, still enjoyed the simpler things in life. The house was built in 1914 in the Arts and Craft style and is just lovely. Although fairly large by today’s standards, the house has a homely feel and I could easily picture myself living there. The Brainy One was especially taken with the Billiards Room and the workshop found inside a wardrobe in Lord Nuffield’s bedroom …I was envious of the practicality of the large utility/boot room immediately to the left of the front door.
Lord and Lady Nuffield loved their garden, all 9 acres of it, and apparently spent many hours pottering around doing odd jobs (to the annoyance/frustration of their gardener, I should think).
As Monday is a Bank Holiday here in the UK, the next post will appear on Tuesday, 8 May.