Deene Park Visit

Deene Park Visit

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

This is a private visit to Deene Park which is situated in the stunning countryside of East Northamptonshire. Deene Park has been owned by the Brudenell family for five hundred years, the current owner being Mr Robert Brudenell who lives there with his wife Charlotte and their son William.

It is a largely sixteenth-century house incorporating a medieval manor. It is built around a courtyard and had important rooms added during the reign of George III. It was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan, of whom the most notable was the 7th Earl who led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava in 1854. The house contains a collection of memorabilia from Crimea and in particular a fine collection of the 7th Earl’s uniforms.

We will see approximately thirteen rooms, all of which are still used by the family and their visiting guests. Each has its own charm and style incorporated in the architecture, décor, furnishings, art and family collections. Volunteer guides will impart their expert knowledge of the history of the house and the Brudenell family.

The formal garden is made up of a series of smaller gardens each with its own distinctive planting, from the Parterre designed by David Hicks which incorporates topiary teapots, (a nod to the late Edmund Brudenell’s love of England’s favourite beverage) to the White Garden recently developed in memory of his wife the late Mrs Marian Brudenell.

On arrival we will be served coffee/tea and biscuits followed by a guided tour of the house, a light lunch, then free time to tour the gardens, visit the shop or have afternoon tea (not included in the price).

The cost will be a total of £28 for LALG members and £30 for non-members.

The coach will leave Baldock outside Templars Hotel (formerly Zeus) at 8.45am and Letchworth opposite Barclays bank at 9.00am.

For further details or to book, please ring Maureen Strutt on 01767 318117 or 07971 172430 or email maureen@thestrutts.co.uk Please make all cheques payable to ‘History 3’.

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