Brooke House in the days it was still called 'The Elms', and was being used as a convent (Convent of the Nativity). Note the ivy has now gone and the height of the Araucaria is much shorter than it is today.
What we now call the piano room, and is used as an overspill to the main dining room, was the convent's chapel.
A sideways view of the Georgian entrance to Brooke House. Again, note the size of the Araucaria tree compared to today.