So, who would like to try to tell 

Where we went out for tea? 

Or might proclaim to know quite well

This building’s century?


New Forest’s offered as a clue,

And let me make it clear

The edifice is much more new

Than it might here appear.



In Manor House in which we dined

A week or so ago

One is a great deal more inclined

Antiquity to know.


This one dates back a goodly spell,

To fifteenth century,

With structure still sound as a bell,

As one may plainly see.

‘Twas here we took granddaughter for

A celebration treat

Straight ‘A’s in GCSE saw

Us think it rather neat!


Her college days began today;

She thought it rather fun –

Her chosen workload far away

Would make me want to run!

© Colonialist September 2011 (Letterdash/WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. I’m going to kick myself for this..it looks really old….normally that’s 15-1600s…but this is a trick question, isn’t it, Col?


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