Visit: A Private Collection and Compton Park

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Visit two houses off the A30 between Shaftesbury and Salisbury whose owners will host our visit. The first, 16th century in origin, has contents of interest -fine 18th century English furniture, together with 18th century French and English porcelain and a good collection of 20th century British pictures.

The second, in Compton Chamberlayne, is basically 17th century, enlarged and embellished with battlements in the 18th century and stands in a lovely rural setting. The interior includes a drawing room with some very fine panelling in the Grinling Gibbons tradition and a lovely dining room in the Adam style. The adjoining 13th-15th century church should not be missed.