SP6737 : Stowe House, state dining room

taken 7 years ago, near to Dadford, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Stowe House, state dining room
Stowe House, state dining room
Now used as the dining room by the pupils and staff of Stowe School.
Stowe house and grounds
Stowe house and gardens were all about prestige and making a statement. As the Stowe guide book describes it, ‘power gardening’. They were enlarged and developed in three phases by Richard, Viscount Cobham and his nephew Richard, Earl Temple from about 1700 to 1760.

Significant practitioners in the development included the architects Sir John Vanbrugh and James Gibbs, and the gardeners Charles Bridgeman and William Kent. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was head gardener here from 1741 to 1751, which made his reputation. In the 18th and 19th centuries the house and gardens were internationally known and renowned and were some of the first gardens that people visited as tourists for their own pleasure.

By the 20th century the family had become bankrupt and in 1921 sold the estate to become Stowe School, England’s newest public school. Today the gardens are maintained by the National Trust and are open to the public. The house is owned by a Preservation Trust, under the auspices of the English Historic Houses Association, used by Stowe School and open to the public at restricted times throughout the year.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6742 3741 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.8607N 1:1.1205W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6742 3741
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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