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Barrington Court

Katherine Lambert

National Trust


ISBN: 9781911384083

Price: £6.00

Publication date: 24 July 2017

Category: Regional History

Discover the haunting echoes of the past at Barrington Court, a Tudor manor house lying at the edge of the Somerset levels. Follow in the footsteps of the Lyles as, together with the architect J.E. Forbes, they carefully brought the house back to life and filled it with people and parties and an astonishing collection of salvaged woodwork. Alongside the house are ornamental gardens, originally designed by Gertrude Jekyll and now planted sympathetically to her plans, as well as a large, working kitchen garden and vast orchards producing Somerset cider. This guidebook explores Barringtons hidden history, from the surprising origin of some of its star attractions (a staircase from Scotland, a 16th-century screen from Norfolk), to its starring role in the television series, Wolf Hall, to its continued role as a working estate.