A lovely description of Suffolk, which I have seen echoed in the wide-skied landscapes of Norfolk. This was one of the many schools to which Patrick Leigh Fermor was sent, after a train of expulsions from the more respectable boarding schools. The ‘engaging manor house’ seems to have been run as an early 20th century alternative community by a Major Truthful.
For all his patchy school career, Leigh Fermor ended up being a monumentally erudite man.
‘… an unclassifiable but engaging manor-house with woods and a rough lake in a wide-skied and many-belfried expanse of Suffolk.’
Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 12