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11 May 2017Chastleton House & Croome Park
20 April 2017Ashmolean Museum. Oxford.
25 October 2016National Gallery of Wales The Davies Sisters Bequest
07 June 2016A Visit to Powis Castle & Garden and The Clive Museum
15 February 2016The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
12 May 2015Stokesay Castle and Stokesay Court
01 January 2015Ashmolean Museum

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Chastleton House & Croome Park
Thursday 11 May 2017

Chastleton House is Jacobean, built of Cotswold stone in 1603 by Walter Jones. Its great hall and long gallery retain the original plasterwork and is a fascinating time capsule. Chastleton has been occupied by the same family for 400 years and is filled with fine furniture acquire over the centuries. HDFAS is delighted to be given a private tour of the house from 10:00 until 12:00.

Croome Park was Capability Brown's first commission. He also participated in the design of Croome Court, seat of the Earls of Coventry. Robert Adam designed some of the room is the Palladian house, where his ceilings and other details survive. A fairly new National Trust acquisition, the house offers a rare chance to see a NT restoration in progress. HDFAS will be given a guided tour of the main reception rooms on the ground floor in which original features and later changes will be discussed.