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Stourhead House

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Henry Hoare bought Old Stourton House in 1717 and swiftly demolished it. He then built a Palladian villa on adjacent land and named it Stourhead. After his father's death in 1725, Henry Hoare II completed the house and filled it with treasures, which you can still discover today.

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Comments (10)

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on November 3, 2013

Very interesting info and it is a very beautiful photo. Like1.

Best wishes, Leif.

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 3, 2013

Leif Fielstrup Guldb…

Thank you for your kind comments.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Peter IJmker on November 3, 2013

Very nice.

Gr. Peter

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 3, 2013

ỘỘ Peter IJmker ~ Thank you for your visit and kind comments.

Greetings, Rosa.

Christos Theodorou on November 5, 2013

Lovely point of view, wonderful result. Greetings - Christos.

Richard Gregory 48 on November 5, 2013

Beautiful Stourhead House, it has probably one the best gardens of all the National Trust properties Rosa and one that we haven't been to yet :-( Like..Regards Richard

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Rosalyn Hilborne on November 6, 2013

Christos Theodorou

Thank you Christos for all your kind comments. Best regards, Rosa.


Yes, it ranks somewhere near the top Richard. If you ever get to visit, let me know and I will pop over and buy you and your wife tea and cake :-)

Regards, Rosa.

Derek Geer

Thank you Derek. It's a good time to visit the grounds when the house is closed for the winter...not many people around!

Regards, Rosa.

Klaus Hoyer on November 9, 2013

Wunderschön Deine Herbst Serie Like und viele Grüße für Dich aus dem Vogtland

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 10, 2013


Many thanks. Regards, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 2, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2013/11/02 11:16:29
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 42.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash