Portrait of Mary Ann Evans that hangs in the ground floor of Griff House, a gift from the George Eliot Fellowship to Whitbread; reflected in the frame are the windows of what was once her father Robert Evans’s study.
The Georgian-facade of Griff House, recently cleared of ivy.
A close-up of the poor state of the dovecote bricks and shingles with Griff House in the background.
Detail of the dovecote
Detail of the late-19th c. archway behind the dovecote
2012 local Nuneaton news report
The tower of Chilvers Coton Church, described in the opening paragraph of “The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton”
A view of rural Nuneaton
Vice-Chair of the George Eliot Fellowship, Vivienne Wood, reading the opening lines of “The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton” in front of Chilvers Coton Church
Garden walkway on the Arbury Estate
Paintings of prophets and apostles line the stalls of Astley Church; these figures make an appearance in the description of Knebley Church in “Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story”
Detail from the Arbury Estate
South Farm, a glimpse of the window to the room where Mary Anne Evans was born
Lakeside pathway on the Arbury Estate
Photography © SarahBarnette