The gardens and surrounding parklands were designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The lake was in the above photo was one of the creations. To prevent the lake leaking they drove cattle and sheep into the basin of it to stomp down the clay before the water filled it.
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Details inside the house always fascinate me. Below stairs this bell system allows the staff to know which room needs attendance.
The terrace over looking the park and lake.
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