Lanhydrock

Cornwall
Lanhydrock is a Jacobean and Victorian Mansion in Bodmin, Cornwall. Originally built in the 1600s by Sir Richard Robartes, it was badly damaged in a fire in 1881, and then refurbished in a Victorian style by Thomas Charles Agar-Robartes. (more…)
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South Hill Park

South Hill Park

Berkshire
South Hill Park in Bracknell has been an arts centre since 1973, but before that this estate had many owners, including Prime Minister George Canning. The house that stands today was remodelled over time, lastly by architect Temple Moore in the 1800s for then owner Arthur Divett Hayter. (more…)
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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey

Bedfordshire
Originally a medieval monastery, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford since the 1620s. There have been a few interesting characters that have lived here, including the 'Flying Duchess' and the executed Lord William Russell. (more…)
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Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor

Buckinghamshire
Hughenden Manor was the home of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in the Victorian times. It was also a secret war effort location during World War II. (more…)
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Buckingham Old Gaol

Buckingham Old Gaol

Buckinghamshire
Built in 1748, Buckingham Old Gaol has had many uses over the centuries (other than being a small prison). Now a museum of both the gaol and local history, this castle-like building is hard to miss in Buckingham! (more…)
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Quarry Bank

Cheshire
Quarry Bank started life as a Georgian cotton mill in Cheshire. Powered by water and then also steam, Samuel Greg's mill saw great success for over a century, expanding into a busy community of workers, many of them children. (more…)
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Dunster Castle

Somerset
Dunster Castle is a Jacobean mansion built on the site of a wooden Norman castle. The mansion was updated in Victorian times by the Luttrell family, and there is a watermill and underground reservoir on the estate. (more…)
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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

Buckinghamshire
This impressive fairy-tale looking building was built in the Victorian era by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. Waddesdon Manor was a place for entertaining, and its interiors are filled with luxurious furniture and fine art. (more…)
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Knebworth House

Hertfordshire
Knebworth House has been in the Lytton family since 1490, and one of it's residence was the famous author Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Now, Knebworth is famous for its music concerts. (more…)
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Great Linford Brick Kilns

Great Linford Brick Kilns

Buckinghamshire
These Victorian kilns seem to appear out of nowhere down a footpath near the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes. Gangs of men worked hard all year to produce bricks for local house building, before they closed for good in 1911. (more…)
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