SP2426 : Adlestrop House

taken 11 years ago, near to Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

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Adlestrop House
Adlestrop House
Adlestrop House is a large impressive Georgian House in a fine setting next to the parish church. The house used to be the Rectory. Jane Austen visited on three occasions in 1794, 1799 and 1806 and stayed with her uncle who was the Church Rector. The house is Grade II* listed.

Historic England description
'Adlestrop House Adlestrop was only a chapelry of Broadwell but it was here, from 1540 until 1937, that the rector had a house. From 1699 onwards the rector was a member of the Leigh family or one of their connexions. The Rev Thomas Leigh (d 1813) was the uncle of the novelist Jane Austen, who first visited in 1794, and again in 1799 and 1806. It has been suggested (LUC 1993) that in Austen's Mansfield Park (1814), improvements suggested for Thornton Lacey were based on what was done at Adlestrop House, while a recently landscaped estate at Compton was modelled on Adlestrop Park. When Austen was at Adlestrop in 1806 on another visit the Rev Leigh unexpectedly inherited Stoneleigh Abbey. Repton was brought in there by Leigh in 1808, and after Leigh's death in 1813, his nephew J H Leigh and his family removed from Adlestrop Park, making Stoneleigh Abbey the family's main seat. Thereby the rector and the Rectory assumed the dominant role in Adlestrop village. In 1937 the Church Commissioners sold the Rectory to the Leighs and it became part of the Adlestrop estate which it has since remained.'
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 July, 2008
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Jane Austen 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 242 269 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.4264N 1:38.9451W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 242 269
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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