Stowe House And Gardens

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Coming Home Via Historical Stowe


As mentioned in earlier posts, on our way home from 'SteemCampUK we made a small detour and met some friends at the National Trust Property, Stowe.

I was a bit confused as to why it was National Trust since the main building i actually a private school. So if they were bringing in money as a business why was the National Trust involved?

When I got home I read this explanation on the website:

In 1922, in the face of demolition, Stowe School saved the building from certain destruction. Unlike the loss and decline of many English country houses, Stowe House found a new and revived use for the 20th and 21st centuries as a school for boys and girls.

Stowe House Preservation Trust was established in 1997 to restore the House and share this special place with the world. To see the estate in its entirety as you would have as a visitor in the 1800s, the National Trust work with Stowe House Preservation Trust and Stowe School to open it to visitors throughout the year.

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The house itself was closed to the public last weekend so we were unable to see the interior but there was plenty in the grounds to explore.


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Main Entrance to Stowe House


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Inside The Elysian Fields Grotto

Built in 1739 by William Kent


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The Gothic Temple - Hawkwell Field

Dates from 1741 and based on a design by James Gibbs


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The Chinese House

Built in 1738 and bought and moved to Stowe by The National Trust in 1992.


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The Rotunda

Built to the design of Sir John Vanbrugh in 1721

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Fascinating structure. IT almost looks like a combination of multiple epochs of architectural styles.

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The photographs show more variety than is actually there. Most of them are the ones with pale colours and columns. 😊

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Sunday was a lovely day out. The whole weekend was great. It was so nice to be away from a computer screen!

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Reminds me of the art institute of chicago, it even has the lions.

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that's curious @sketch.and.jam. Thanks for stopping by. 😊

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