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  Encyclopedia: Historic houses in England
Belvoir Castle (pronounced Beaver) is a stately home in Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir.
Blickling Hall is a stately home in Norfolk, England, in the village of Blickling north of Aylsham, and in the care of the National Trust, Once in the possession of the Boleyn family, and home to Sir Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and his wife, Elizabeth between 1499 and 1505.
Christchurch Mansion is a stately home in the centre of Ipswich, England.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Historic-houses-in-England   (7308 words)

  
 Stately home - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A stately home is, strictly speaking, one of about 500 large properties built in England between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, as well as converted abbeys and other church property (after the Dissolution of the Monasteries).
The term stately home is a quotation from the poem The Homes of England originally published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1827 by Felicia Hemans, which begins as follows.
The plain-spoken expression their owners use for these houses is simply "country houses." "Stately homes" is a real estate dealers' phrase, more suited to Robin Leach's enthusiastic gush on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and to the poised vocabulary of Dame Edna Everage.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /stately_home.htm   (482 words)

  
 Stately home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Landmark Trust However, many stately homes are owned/managed by private individuals or by trusts.
Castles, Palaces and Stately Homes of Britain A guide with many photographs, to some of the castles, and stately homes of Britain, with particular emphasis on Nottinghamshire, where the author comes from.
A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
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 Stately home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A stately home is strictly speaking one of about large properties built in England between the mid-16th century and the part of the 20th century as well converted abbeys and other church property (after Dissolution of the Monasteries).
However many stately homes are owned/managed by individuals or by trusts.
Many owners out their homes for use as film television sets as a means of extra thus many of them are familiar sights people who have never visited them in The grounds often contain other tourist attractions as safari parks funfairs or museums.
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 Stately home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A stately home is, strictly speaking, one of about 500 large properties built in England between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, as well as converted abbeys andother church property (after the Dissolution of the Monasteries).
Many owners rent out their homes for use as film and television sets as a means of extra income, thus many of them arefamiliar sights to people who have never visited them in person.
The term stately home is a quotation from the poem The Homes of England originally published inBlackwood's Magazine in 1827 by Felicia Hemans, which begins as follows.
www.therfcc.org /stately-home-86733.html   (327 words)

  
 The Observer | Comment | Stand by the stately homes of England
Stately home sightseeing accelerated in the 18th century, with Hardwick Hall and Blenheim proving particularly popular.
Stately homes are not only a record of British history; they are significant players within that history.
Not least in their highly effective manipulation of the state: for it is only thanks to a system of tax breaks and subsidies (such as those revealed by Oxfam last week) that the stately home has survived.
observer.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,6903,1130640,00.html   (1248 words)

  
 Stately home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The stately home of the Sitwell family in Derbyshire, built mainly in the Georgian period around a 17th-century core.
This stately home was designed by John Carr for Edwin Lascelles and built between 1759 and 1771.
The sisters of Mercy Convent born again into a home of stately proportions on an estate of 20 acres and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Stately_home   (1648 words)

  
 Stately Home Category
Between the mid 16th century and the early part of the 20th century, some 500 'stately homes' were built but, with the sudden change in fortunes after the World Wars, only a small proportion of these survived as ancestral homes.
Today a curious mix of part-ruined houses, living museums, and grand family estates, provide an insight into a past opulent and extravagant lifestyle.
Elizabethan, Georgian, Palladian and Victorian homes are all well represented, and many have spectacular gardens or landscaped parks once fashioned by Capability Brown or Humphrey Repton.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /alpha_lists/shlist.htm   (184 words)

  
 icNewcastle - Stately home's owners leave home in a state   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In contrast, the Wards have been living in squalor and claim their home has suffered a lack of investment by the trust for years.
Slugs have made their home under the sink in an area about 2m (6ft) by 1m (3ft) that passes for a kitchen.
Britain's chief vet has warned that the discovery of a deadly strain of bird flu in Turkey posed a risk to the UK and was the first time the disease had come "so close to Europe".
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 Telegraph | News
The stately home believed to have inspired the nursery rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York and which is one of the most important Gothic revival buildings in the country was severely damaged by fire yesterday.
Witnesses said the blaze had caused the roof and first floor of the stately home to collapse.
It describes the building is the most important Gothic Revival stately home in England.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/01/23/nfire23.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/01/23/ixhome.html   (664 words)

  
 Stately Holiday Homes - houses, cottages and apartments in historic and rural settings
Stately Holiday Homes offers a portfolio of over 50 luxury self-catering holiday houses, classic cottages and apartments set in historic and rural settings in the UK and Ireland.
Experience the true elegance and tranquility of some of the finest country houses and luxury holiday cottages situated in 31 delightful locations.
Our properties are selected for their historic interest and include gatehouses, converted barns, country houses, cottages and holiday apartments within the grounds of stately homes, castles, manor houses and historic homes.
www.statelyholidayhomes.co.uk   (127 words)

  
 Luton Hoo Stately Home in directory.co.uk
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home, had to be altered at the last minute due to building works.
stately homes of England notable for its porcelai...
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 Stately home bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Interstate 24 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States.
Interstate 26 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States.
Interstate 29 is an interstate highway in the upper midwestern United States.
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 Print Article: England's stately home showduke
After World War II, he became the first of the stately home showmen, reviving the unoccupied and decrepit family seat at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, and opening it to the public.
Intelligent and cultivated, he had no interest in hunting, shooting or fishing, had little use for either of his parents, found his grandfather, the 11th duke, impenetrable, and, as a young man, was more at home in the vigorously and transatlantically unconventional milieu of Lady Cunard in London.
The rest of the duke's life was spent in houses or flats in Monte Carlo, at his property in Portugal, or in the homes of friends.
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 The Czech Handel Society
The reserved admission tickets will be available at the ticket office of the stately home Kačina 2 hours before the start of the performance.
The performance is organized by the Friends of Baroque Culture (Baroccoco), Mnichovo Hradiště, in collaboration with the Custodians of the Stately Home Kačina and the Czech Handel Society.
Theatre of the stately home Kačina, near Kutná Hora, Czech Republic.
www.haendel.cz /ed2004kacina.php   (240 words)

  
 Stately home in residential area of Alella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Home > Barcelona > Properties north of Barcelona > Ref 20641
A very rare 2 storey 550 sqm flat in this lovely stately home located in the residential town of Alella located just 15 minutes from Barcelona.The house has been divided in three different properties sharing the entrance hall to the stately home and the 2 hectares of garden and swimming-pool.
Living space of 550 sqm divided in 2 floors including entrance hall, lovely drawing and reception rooms with doors leading onto the garden, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, dining room, 2 kitchens, servants quarters, guest cloakroom, further en-suite bathroom (at present used as study area), sitting-room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom.
www.johntaylorspain.com /20641.html   (112 words)

  
 VISIT A STATELY HOME? 'NO THANKS' SAY MOST KIDS
It’s the middle of the summer holidays and parents all over the country are currently seeking inspiration for activities to amuse their children.
However, even reading was more popular than visiting a stately home, as only 0.5% said it was their favourite thing to do with 65% of children voting it to be one of their least favourite things ever!
Clearly there is a need to think again about the interpretation of stately homes for kids, and an urgent need to change the perception amongst a generation.
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 stately home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Indulging one's curiousity moved out to the country, and stately home, during the late 17th century, when a great building and remodelling of ancestral homes was undertaken by much of the aristocracy and collections were moved from London.
The nobility took to visiting each others homes in order to see what design innovations their friends had employed before embarking on their own architectural projects.
Senior members of the household staff were soon being assigned to conduct the tours for visitors less well known to the family, and these staff expected some sort of payment for their services.
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 UK film locations from Location Works: Palace, Stately Home locations
Manor house / stately home in Sussex with many large public rooms including a library and music room, with a derelict section.
Spectacular central London mansion house with many public rooms including a ballroom, home cinema, 11 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, catering kitchen and triple garage, all supremely opulent, with marble throughout.
Empty stately home in Wiltshire with ballroom, library, orangery, stables, private chapel, extensive grounds.
www.locationworks.com /library/cat/29/22/01.html   (397 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Travel | Hotels | The stately home we're in
Summertime, and our stately homes, manors and castles are awash with day-trippers, snooping about roped-off quarters, messing up the duchess's displays of home-made preserves then scrumming to join the traffic jam home.
As its name suggests, Shore Cottage is a hardy Victorian estate-worker's home looking on to an empty sandy sweep, fending off whatever the elements chuck at it, while keeping up to six occupants cosy with a solid-fuel stove and sink-into sofas.
Encouched in rolling green acres between the Lakeland fells and the Irish Sea, Muncaster is an imposing pile of crenellated pink granite, gently luminous in sharp sun.
travel.guardian.co.uk /hotels/story/0,11327,1274429,00.html   (1236 words)

  
 Holkham Hall Norfolk
An Elizabeth manor house was built by Sir Edward Cote, who was Attorney General to Elizabeth I and Chief Justice to James I. When Thomas Coke returned home from a six-year Grand Tour he brought with him a huge collection of works of art.
The house was constructed mainly of local yellow brick with a splendid Entrance Hall of English Alabaster.
The State Rooms occupy the first floor and contain the original furniture, a fine collection of Greek and Roman statuary and paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Poussin and Claude.
www.touruk.co.uk /houses/housenorf_holk.htm   (294 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | England | North Yorkshire | Stately home fire 'still burning'
A stately home almost completely destroyed by fire in the early hours of Saturday is still burning, say fire chiefs at the scene.
The ancestral home of Baron Stourton is said to be among the most important Gothic Revival stately homes in England.
The house is "the ancestral home of Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton, the premier Baron of England", according to its website.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/4197345.stm   (561 words)

  
 icEaling - Blaze wrecks stately home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dozens of firefighters were damping down at the scene of a blaze which left large parts of a stately home in ruins.
At the height of the blaze about 100 firefighters were involved in the operation in the 200 acre Allerton Park, which is next to the A1, close to its junction with the A59, between Harrogate and York.
The house is the ancestral home of Baron Stourton but the family moved out in the 1960s and much of its contents were sold off.
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 The Czech Handel Society
The compositions were performed according to today's aim for historically informed performance - in concerts, semi- or fully staged, by Cappella Academica Praha, in the attractive settings of Czech and Moravian castles, stately homes and theatres.
The project began on 18 May 1996, with a concert performance of Handel's 'Rodrigo' in the Ancestors' Hall of Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou stately home.
A stage performance of Vivaldi's opera "Orlando finto pazzo" in the theatre of the Mnichovo Hradiště stately home (2000).
www.haendel.cz /epoperamasterworks.php   (577 words)

  
 UK film locations from Location Works: Palace, Stately Home locations
Victorian gothic stately home, with turrets, gryphons and gargoyles, with an extravagant interior, including a great hall, ornate dining room, library, and numerous bedrooms.
Stately home in North London, with many public rooms, snooker room, extensive grounds including private lake.
Location Works UK is a commercial library: we charge a fee for the use of any location.
www.locationworks.com /library/cat/29/22/02.html   (319 words)

  
 home: stately home on Abrexa UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
EXTENDED TOURS Stately Homes and Garden - 4 Day Extendedplaces that are virtual shrines for the home and garden enthusiast, and othersanother of our...
Provides two 18 hole courses set in the grounds of this stately home in Leighton Buzzard.
A guide with many photographs, to some of the castles, and stately homes of Britain, with particular emphasis on Nottinghamshire, where the author comes from.
www.abrexa.co.uk /p2/home/stately-home.htm   (262 words)

  
 Woburn Abbey on AboutBritain.com
Visitors will experience living history at Woburn Abbey - the Russell family has lived here for almost 450 years and it is still their family home.
In 1538 the Abbot, Robert Hobbes, was found guilty of treason and the monastery confiscated.
Legend states that he was hanged from an oak tree at the Abbey's gate.
www.aboutbritain.com /WoburnAbbey.htm   (1150 words)

  
 icHuddersfield - Stately home gutted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
MORE than 100 firefighters tackled a blaze which has wrecked a stately home.
The castle's website "says it is the ancestral home of Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton, the premier Baron of England".
It also says it is the most important Gothic Revival stately home in England.
ichuddersfield.icnetwork.co.uk /0100news/0100localnews/tm_objectid=15111330&method=full&siteid=50060&headline=stately-home-gutted-name_page.html   (196 words)

  
 icTeesside - Blaze ravages Stately home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
According to one insider, the cost of repairing and furnishing the building, next to the A1 between Harrogate and York, could be as high as £50m.
However, workers at the neo- gothic stately home are determined not to disappoint couples planning to tie the knot there.
The house was home to the 17th to 22nd barons Stourton but the family moved out in 1965 and much of its contents were sold off.
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