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Croome

Worcester, Worcestershire

The 6th Earl of Coventry inherited Croome in 1751 and immediately appointed Lancelot Brown with advice from Sanderson Miller to design a house incorporating parts of the surviving seventeenth century building as well as creating a park ‘out of a morass’.

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Hanbury Hall

Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

In 1590s, Sir Thomas Leighton bought Hanbury Hall from the Crown and sold it in 1631 to Edward Vernon. Edward’s grandson Thomas Vernon was a successful London lawyer and he set out about enlarging the estate and rebuilding the house c1701….

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Spetchley Park

Worcester, Worcestershire

The estate was bought by Rowland Berkeley in 1606 and remains in the family today. The original moated house was set on fire after the Battle of Worcester in 1651 and was not rebuilt until 1811 to a design by John Tasker at which time the landscape was also altered.

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