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Historic House Museums In Staffordshire: Shugborough Hall, Weston Park, Erasmus Darwin House, Tamworth Castle, Chillington Hall,

Historic House Museums In Staffordshire: Shugborough Hall, Weston Park, Erasmus Darwin House, Tamworth Castle, Chillington Hall,

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Chapters: Shugborough Hall, Weston Park, Erasmus Darwin House, Tamworth Castle, Chillington Hall, Boscobel House, Moseley Old Hall, Ancient High House, Whitmore Hall, Ford Green Hall. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Shugborough is a country estate in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England, 4 miles from Stafford on the edge of Cannock Chase. It comprises a country house, kitchen garden, and model farm. Owned by the National Trust and maintained by the leaseholder, Staffordshire County Council, it previously belonged to the Earls of Lichfield, the Anson family. The house was enlarged around 1750 under the architect James "Athenian" Stuart, who also created a number of follies and monuments in the grounds. These include the Tower of Winds (based on one in Greece), the Chinese House (a Chinese-style pagoda), a triumphal arch based on Hadrian's, a Doric Temple, the Cat's Monument, and the Shepherd's Monument. The entire estate was remodelled at the turn of the 19th century, under Thomas Anson, the 1st Viscount Anson and his wife Anne Margaret Coke, daughter of Thomas Coke, the 1st Earl of Leicester, whom he married in 1794. Styled Viscountess Anson in 1806, Anne Margaret Coke Anson died in London in 1843 and was buried at Shugborough. The grounds are connected to the village of Great Haywood by the Essex Bridge, built in the Middle Ages, and contain numerous sculptures in addition to Stuart's follies. Illustration from French volume illustrating George Anson's voyage around the worldNearby is Milford Hall, the estate of the Levett Haszard family, who are related to the Ansons and who sit on the board at Shugborough. The Anson family purchased the estate in the 17th century from Thomas Whitby of Great Haywood, Staffordshire. The family produced some f...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=18534

 

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Book: Historic House Museums In Staffordshire: Shugborough Hall, Weston Park, Erasmus Darwin House, Tamworth Castle, Chillington Hall,
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ISBN: 1156938155
ISBN-13: 9781156938157
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2010-09-15
Publisher: Unknown
Number of Pages: 38
Language: English
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