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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2020, 12:04:33 AM »

Ampthill Park House was built from 1687 to 1689 by architect Robert Grumbold for the Ossory family who held the estate under lease. It is in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England.     
http://www.countrylife.co...ntry-house-for-sale-24076
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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2020, 12:26:35 AM »

Castle Howard is amazing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Howard
https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/

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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2020, 10:04:42 PM »

Goodwood house is nice to visit. It also has a really wonderful art collection including my favorite Stubbs. https://www.goodwood.com/goodwood-estate/
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2020, 10:26:47 PM »


Oh wow! How beautiful 
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2020, 01:58:54 AM »

Another amazing one: Burghley House
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burghley_House
https://www.burghley.co.uk/
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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2020, 10:55:18 PM »

Eggington House is the manor house of the village of Eggington in Bedfordshire, England. It was built for John Reynal (Renouille) of France.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qrvre4YlIU
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2020, 11:14:36 PM »

Knenworth House in Hertfordshire, England is the home of the Lytton family. In 1843 Edward Bulwer Lytton had domes and gorgoyles added to the edifice.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_yAIPOxAaw
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2020, 12:04:53 AM »

Knenworth House in Hertfordshire, England is the home of the Lytton family. In 1843 Edward Bulwer Lytton had domes and gorgoyles added to the edifice.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_yAIPOxAaw

The Grand Duke Michael of Russia and his morganatic wife lived at Knebworth for a year, when exiled from Russia for marrying.  They only returned at the outbreak of war.
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2020, 08:17:03 PM »

The poet Alexander Pope spent much time at Mapledurham manor house in Reading, England visiting his friends, Martha and Theresa Blount. He may have landscaped the grounds.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn469Etbr70
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2020, 09:52:32 PM »

Isn't Mapledurham pronounced "Mum," or am I just imagining it from a dim memory of PG Woodhouse...
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2020, 10:02:01 PM »

Like Chomondeley being pronounced Chumley?
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2020, 10:24:09 PM »

yes!  English is so much fun.
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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2020, 09:35:31 PM »

The home of the Leghs of Adlington since 1315, Adlington Hall was built on the site of a hunting lodge from 1040. It is in Cheshire, England.     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a38nK2-C9g4
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