Visit: A Private Collection and Compton Park


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.

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