Stately Homes Of England

17/06/2016 - 3 minutes read

Stately Homes of England

If you are interested in viewing Grade 1 or Grade 2 listed buildings or other period properties, dotted around England are some of the finest. Look out for examples of stunning box sash windows, often combined with modern heritage double glazing which blends in smoothly with ancient architecture.

Castle Howard

You may remember Granada Television’s 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and a two-hour 2008 remake for theatres. Castle Howard, located in North Yorkshire, became the fictional home for these productions and today it is part of the Treasure Houses of England heritage group.

Blenheim Palace

This stunning example of Victorian architecture, situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, was built by the victorious 1st Duke of Marlborough. It is often best associated with being the birthplace in 1874 of Winston Churchill. It was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Longleat

Longleat is famous for its safari park, the first of its kind outside of Africa. There is also an impressive English country house at Longleat, located near Warminster in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset. It is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and took 12 years to construct. Kept well maintained by conservation projects, it is one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain.

Chatsworth House

The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, and recognized as Darcy’s house in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, this stately home has been subjected to a vast history of social, family and economic change over the decades.

Lyme Park

This is a large estate located near Disley, Cheshire. The mansion house is a Grade I listed building, dating from the end of the 16th century. It is surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park and has enjoyed several modifications. The house, gardens and park are open to the public and have been used as locations for filming. The Lyme Caxton Missal is on display in the library.

 

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