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DateVisit
07 September 2017VISIT TO CHILLINGTON HALL
31 May 2017ROYAL MINT FACTORY AND EXHIBITION
26 September 2016MADRESFIELD COURT MALVERN
28 July 2016WIGHTWICK MANOR WOLVERHAMPTON
30 June 2016TREDEGAR HOUSE NEWPORT
16 July 2015CARDIFF CASTLE AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CARDIFF

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VISIT TO CHILLINGTON HALL
Thursday 07 September 2017

 

Chillington Hall is a Georgian country house near Brewood, Staffordshire, and the residence of the 29th generation of the Giffard family since the 12th century. The present house is the third on the site. Peter Giffard began the third building demolishing and replacing part of the Tudor house in 1724. In the 1770s his son Thomas undertook the landscaping of the park by employing Capability Brown to include a bridge by Paine and a temple by Soane. He then commissioned Robert Adam to draw up designs for an entirely new house for the site. The drawings exist still in the archives of the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.

PRICE: £40 including a sit down Ploughman Buffet lunch: Coffee/Biscuits on arrival. Guided tour of the Public Rooms. Tour to the lake. Buffet Lunch in the Grand Salon with choice of cheeses, breads, ham, Pork Pie, Salads, Pickles, Mustards, coffee & mineral water. Wine available by the glass.


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