SU6178 : Basildon House

taken 9 years ago, near to Lower Basildon, West Berkshire, Great Britain

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Basildon House
Basildon House
This Palladian style country house, built 1776 - 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes, only narrowly avoided the destruction that befell many a country mansion after WW2.
Following a period of dereliction and wartime use as a barracks and prisoner of war centre it was restored by Lord and Lady Illiffe LinkExternal link and is now cared for by the National Trust.
The wiki. entry LinkExternal link has a link to an article about the destruction of British country houses during the 20th century.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6106 7819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9616N 1:7.3054W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6103 7814
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Palladian Architecture  National Trust Property  Country House 

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