The Home of William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield

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  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Lord Nuffield began his working life as a repairer of bicycles for a local company. When he was refused a raise in salary, he left the company and set out on his own; repairing and making cycles. He later gravitated to making motor cycles and later to motor vehicles. He created Morris Garages or MG as it is known across the world, and later bought Riley, Wolsely and various other motor marques. He entered into a disastrous venture with Budd in the USA to create the Pressed Steel Company. After a falling out with the co-owner, the high court ordered Morris to relinquish his part of the business to Budd.

    Lord Nuffield founded the Nuffield Foundation; a philanthropic organisation, which exists to this day. Over the course of his life he gave away the modern equivalent of £700m.

    Although created a Lord he and his wife had simple tastes. His house "Nuffield Place" in Huntercombe was designed in 1914 and he and his wife lived there from 1933 until his death in the 1960's. It is a large house, although not a mansion or stately ancestral pile. It was furnished for comfort not for show. The house was recently donated to the National Trust by Nuffield College.

    Here are some interior shots with the Sony A6300

    33285446372_b4846ea1fc_c. Home of Lord Nuffield by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Beautiful home but I wouldn't like to have to clean all those ornaments!
     
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  3. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    me neither, but I am sure his Lordship had "someone wot does"
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I could enjoy spending some time in that billiards room....the rest of that home seems like it had a floral print bomb explode.

    And did he really use a fireplace as a headboard for his bed (pic 2)?
     
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  5. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    well spotted. The reason for the placement of the bed was that on the opposite wall was a tool cupboard! (Included in that cupboard was his pickled appendix in a jar.......go figure)
     
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