If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Tina Graham:
Tues 11 April (all day), £70 (incl lunch)
Andrew Wells leads
St Pauls Walden Bury: A handsome Grade II* house in a magical Grade I setting, built 1720 for Edward Gilbert whose Bowes-Lyon descendants live there now. Gilbert’s daughter Mary Bowes extended the house 1767, probably by James Paine. Her daughter Mary married 9th Earl of Strathmore. The well-wooded garden, laid out c.1720, abounds in temples and statuary.
Woodhall Park: In 1777–82 Thomas Leverton designed this Grade I house for Sir Thomas Rumbold, 1st Bt, nabob and MP. Sold 1794 to Paul Benfield, nabob, banker and MP. Samuel Smith, banker, bought it in 1801 and his Abel Smith descendants now own it, leased to Heath Mount School. William Malcolm, royal nurseryman, designed the landscape and Joseph Paxton was apprenticed here.