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A house that has been loved back to life, twice. . . .

There are so many wonderful old buildings nestling away in the British countryside. We are so lucky to still have them.

Beautiful 15th-century Great Chalfield Manor in Wiltshire was “loved back to life by an Edwardian engineer, Robert Fuller, and his scholarly architect, Sir Harold Brakspear”.

Now it has been rescued again. “. . . Great Chalfield had just been through a major restoration under the hands of the owner Robert Fuller and the architect Sir Harold Brakspear, with another architect, C. H. Biddulph-Pinchard, still at work on the back. It says much for both the scholarship and the visual sensitivity of these men that the spell in which this sleeping beauty had been wrapped since Great Chalfield’s decline as a gentleman’s seat was not broken…”

To read about it, go here, which also shows some wonderful photographs of both interior and exterior.

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One thought on “A house that has been loved back to life, twice. . . .

  1. hoodedman1 on said:

    Not so far from me. Used as a filming location in the 80’s for Robin of Sherwood. Fascinating little chapel. The original owner, a rich merchant who had himself painted on the house’s wall, is buried in a very large table-tomb in one of the churches a few miles from the house..

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