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STOWE HOUSE

Restoration and public presentation

STOWE HOUSE
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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BACKGROUND

Stowe House was originally the country seat of the Temple-Grenville family. The first house on its footprint was built between 1677 and 1683 for the third baronet, Sir Richard Temple. Over the next century, the family significantly altered and enlarged both the house and its elaborately designed gardens. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The Stowe House Preservation Trust (SHPT) was formed over a decade ago with the aim of restoring and preserving the house. The trust has had enormous success in repairing and conserving the façades and roofs, while the National Trust has a 20-year record of restoring the landscape gardens with its temples and follies. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Stowe’s impressive grandeur and beauty are complemented by a longer history. In the midst of this exemplar of Arcadian gardens whose influence was felt across Europe, Stowe House is a Georgian ducal nearly 1,000 feet wide. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Restoration of the Century – the Winners
Country Life, Thursday, October 14, 2010
Top Award for £1m Restoration Treasure
Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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VIDEOS
World Monuments FundThe Restoration of the Egyptian Hall, Part 1
May, 2012

Stowe House Preservation Trust's Nick Morris, CEO, and Hettie Dix, Restoration Project Researcher, discuss the ongoing restoration of the Egyptian Hall.