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N 38 B 3.8K C 18 E Jan 28, 2019 F Jan 29, 2019
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Stowe Landscape Gardens, which surround the late 17th century Stowe House in Buckinghamshire, date from the early 18th century and are a significant example of the English Garden style. They have been in the care of the National Trust since 1989. The 750 acres of landscaped grounds, which include two main lakes, have 40 listed temples and monuments within them. A number of outstanding designers and architects worked on the gardens in the 18th century, including Charles Bridgeman, John Vanburgh, Capability Brown and James Gibbs.

The Grade I listed country house is the home of Stowe School, which has leased the building since it was founded in 1923. The present house dates from around 1683, when the central part was rebuilt by Sir Richard Temple, 3rd Baronet. The architect was William Cleare, who worked for Sir Christopher Wren. There have been considerable additions over the years under various architects, including Vanbrugh and Robert Adam. The exterior of the house has not been significantly changed since 1779, and the front of the house is over 300 yards wide. A long, straight driveway runs from Buckingham all the way to the front of the house, passing through a 60-foot Corinthian arch on the brow of the hill on the way. The driveway approach to the house is still in use, although it no longer runs through the arch.


Tags:   Buckinghamshire Stowe Landscape Gardens Stowe House Grade I-listed buildings Octagon Lake, Stowe

N 1 B 2.0K C 16 E Feb 16, 2013 F Feb 28, 2013
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The Gothic Temple in Stowe Gardens was designed by James Gibbs in 1741 and completed about 1748. This is the only building in the Gardens built from ironstone, all the others use a creamy-yellow limestone. The building is triangular in plan of two stories with a pentagonal shaped tower at each corner. It is available as a holiday let through the Landmark Trust.

Stowe Landscape Gardens, which surround the late 17th century Stowe House in Buckinghamshire, date from the early 18th century and are a significant example of the English Garden style. They have been in the care of the National Trust since 1989. The 750 acres of landscaped grounds have 40 listed temples and monuments within them, as well as large lakes. A number of outstanding designers and architects worked on the gardens in the 18th century, including Charles Bridgeman, John Vanburgh, Capability Brown and Gibbs.

Tags:   Buckinghamshire Stowe Stowe Landscape Gardens National Trust Gothic Tample 18th century architecture James Gibbs

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Stowe Landscape Gardens, which surround the late 17th century Stowe House in Buckinghamshire, date from the early 18th century and are a significant example of the English Garden style. They have been in the care of the National Trust since 1989. The 750 acres of landscaped grounds have two main lakes - this is one - and 40 listed temples and monuments within them. A number of outstanding designers and architects worked on the gardens in the 18th century, including Charles Bridgeman, John Vanburgh, Capability Brown and James Gibbs.


Tags:   Buckinghamshire Stowe Landscape Gardens lakes landscapes National Trust

N 29 B 3.0K C 6 E Feb 15, 2016 F Feb 18, 2016
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This is one of the forty or so temples and monuments contained in Stowe Landscape Gardens, which are just outside Buckingham. The gardens are owned by the National Trust.

The Temple of British Worthies, part of which is shown here, is a curving roofless wall with niches filled with carved busts of British heroes or "worthies". The choice of who was considered a 'British Worthy' was very much influenced by the Whig politics of the family, the chosen individuals falling into two groups, eight known for their actions and eight known for their thoughts and ideas. The temple was designed by Kent and dates from 1734-5. Half the busts were carved by John Michael Rysbrack and the other half by Peter Scheemakers.

Rysbrack's busts feature John Milton, William Shakespeare, John Locke, Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabeth I, William III and Inigo Jones. Those by Scheemakers feature Alexander Pope, Sir Thomas Gresham, King Alfred the Great, the Black Prince, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, John Hampden and Sir John Barnard (Whig MP and opponent of the Whig Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole).

Tags:   Buckinghamshire Stowe Landscape Gardens Stowe gardens National Trust temples Temple of British Worthies monuments

N 3 B 1.8K C 19 E Feb 16, 2013 F Feb 22, 2013
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The New Inn at Stowe was built by Lord Cobham in 1717-1721. In the 18th century it accommodated wealthy visitors to the beautiful landscaped gardens, and – typically – combined a working farm as part of the inn complex. By the mid-19th century the aristocratic and gentry visitors had gone, and the inn became a social focus for local farmers. In 1856 it ceased to be an inn and retreated to a domestic accommodation and farming role. It is now managed by the National Trust, and several of the rooms are open to the public. A new extension forms the entrance to Stowe Landscape Gardens.

Tags:   Buckinghamshire Stowe Stowe Landscape Gardens National Trust gardens The New Inn Georgian buildings 18th century architecture


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