A Beautiful Elizabethan House with Surrounding Gardens

In 1587 Thomas Phelips gave the Montacute Estate to his son Edward, a successful lawyer and Speaker of the House of Commons at the time of the Gunpowder Plot. Phelips was knighted in 1603 and later became Master of the Rolls. After he retired as Speaker, Phelips became ‘ranger of all the Royal forests, parks and chases in England.’ MORE >