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The '''Huntercome Manor''' was owned by [[Miss Greythorne]], and is the location for many events in ''[[The Dark is Rising]]''. It is located in the fictional village of [[Huntercombe]].
 
The '''Huntercome Manor''' was owned by [[Miss Greythorne]], and is the location for many events in ''[[The Dark is Rising]]''. It is located in the fictional village of [[Huntercombe]].
   
In the real world, Huntercombe Manor was turned into a hospital in the early 20th century, though the Abbey that is adjacent to the manor grounds is still used by a religious order. Susan Cooper (author of ''The Dark is Rising ''sequence) has said that her version of Huntercombe is in fact based upon the village of Dorney, and the Manor in the book is based upon [http://www.dorneycourt.co.uk/index.html Dorney Court]. It is still open to the public today, for functions and visits. Here is an [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/cooper.htm interview with Cooper].
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In the real world, Huntercombe Manor was turned into a hospital in the early 20th century, though the Abbey that is adjacent to the manor grounds is still used by a religious order.
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[[Susan Cooper]] has said that her version of Huntercombe is in fact based upon the village of Dorney, and the Manor in the book is based upon [http://www.dorneycourt.co.uk/index.html Dorney Court]. It is still open to the public today, for functions and visits. Here is an [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/cooper.htm interview with Cooper].
   
The book ''Days and Hours in a garden'' (1884) was written around the grounds and gardens of Huntercombe Manor by Eleanor Vere Boyle, who lived there for a time. She described the trees in December 1882 as "knights and ladies of [[Wikipedia:King Arthur|King Arthur]]'s court". Her sister-in-law's husband(Hallam 2nd Baron Tennyson) father was [[Wikipedia:Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson|Alfred Tennyson]], [[Wikipedia:Poet Laureate|Poet Laureate of England]] known for his ''Idylls of the King'' and ''Lady of Shalott'', which were about King Arthur and his court.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 06:52, 11 November 2010

The Huntercome Manor was owned by Miss Greythorne, and is the location for many events in The Dark is Rising. It is located in the fictional village of Huntercombe.

In the real world, Huntercombe Manor was turned into a hospital in the early 20th century, though the Abbey that is adjacent to the manor grounds is still used by a religious order.

Susan Cooper has said that her version of Huntercombe is in fact based upon the village of Dorney, and the Manor in the book is based upon Dorney Court. It is still open to the public today, for functions and visits. Here is an interview with Cooper.