Oving House and Winslow Hall
- Oving House & Winslow Hall |
- Visit |
- Saturday, 15 September 2012 - 10:30 until 14:30
Oving House was a 17th century farmhouse, later developed in the Palladian style with a splendid brick facade. Following centuries of neglect and a chequered career as a tenanted house, it was rescued by Lord Hartwell in 1954. He succeeded in restoring the house to it's former glory, adding plasterwork ceilings, 'drops' and plaques where they had been lost. and retaining many of it's original features. His daughter, Harriet Cullen, will be our guide.
Coffee will be served on arrival at Oving, and finish with a glass of wine. Lunch at The Black Boy, Oving (optional) or bring a picnic.
Winslow Hall will be our second stop of the day. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and originally occupied by the Lowndes family, the house is a magnificent Restoration gem and has survived mostly unaltered. Its new owner Christopher Gilmour will be our host, and has carried out extensive renovations.
This event has been organised by a local supporter help group to raise money for the Art Fund.