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September 2018

Montacute House & Lytes Cary Manor

September 13
Montacute TA15 6XP United Kingdom + Google Map
£12 – £24

Closing date August 31st. Montacute House is a late Elizabethan mansion with garden in Montacute, South Somerset. All parts are maintained by the National Trust which subsidises entry fees. Its Long Gallery, the longest in England, serves as a South-West outpost of the National Portrait Gallery displaying a skillful and well-studied range of old oils and watercolours.   Lytes Cary is a manor house with associated chapel and gardens near Charlton Mackrell and Somerton in Somerset. The property, owned by the National Trust, has parts dating to the 14th century, with other sections dating to the 15th, 16th,…

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October 2018

Mrs Margaret Greville – Polesden Lacey

October 5 @ 10:30 AM
All Saints Hall, All Saints Rd
Sidmouth, EX10 8ES United Kingdom
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£3.00

A talk by Ann Stoker In 1906 Margaret Greville, one of the foremost society hostesses of Edwardian London, bought an early 19th century house and estate in the Surrey Hills, close to Dorking and within easy reach of her base in London. Mrs Greville intended Polesden Lacey to serve as a location for weekend parties; intimate gatherings of an elite circle of friends and acquaintances.  With the combination of her father's wealth and her husband's social connections Mrs Greville moved in an elite circle of society; she entertained royals from Edward VII to George VI, and was named Dame Commander…

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Stourhead

October 10
Stourhead BA12 6QF United Kingdom + Google Map
£18 – £36

Closing Date 27th September Stourhead is a 1,072-hectare estate at the source of the River Stour near Mere, Wiltshire. The estate includes a Palladian mansion, the village of Stourton, gardens, farmland and woodland. Stourhead has been part-owned by the National Trust since 1946. A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. Please note that we are limited to a maximum of 50 members on this outing, which will include a guided tour.

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