Britain’s great estates pledge trees to help rebuild Notre Dame

British oaks from some of the UK’s most famous estates could contribute towards the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral, following an offer from members of Historic Houses, the association for independently owned historic houses and gardens.
So far more than one hundred donor estates, including Belvoir Castle, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Scone Palace, Castle Howard, Holkham Hall, Powderham Castle, and Firle Place (named after the Anglo-Saxon word for ‘oak woodland’), have volunteered valuable trees, planted for timber centuries ago, as a gift from the UK to France for the restoration of the …

The History of the Stratfield Saye House

The Stratfield Saye House is known to be the official residence of the Duke of Wellington and has been the same residence after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. As mentioned by Certahosting, This Jacobean architectural structure has been modified many times to match other fashionable house designs at that time. It is also one of the most beautiful houses in England with a magnificent estate and a park that sprawls hundreds of meters in front of the mansion. Currently, the house has been considered a …

Chawton House

Built by the Knight family in 1580, the house has undergone centuries of change and development as it has passed through different hands.
This makes it rich with quirky and fascinating features: from graffiti on paintings and ‘witch marks’ on walls to heraldic stained glass windows and ornately carved fireplaces.
The house’s most famous association is with Jane Austen, whose brother Edward, inherited the estate in the 1780s.
Edward offered the bailiff’s residence, five minutes’ walk away, to his mother and sisters and it was there, now the Jane Austen’s House Museum, …