Stonor Park, Stonor, Henley-on-Thames
Guided Tour | Stonor Park
Wednesday 6 September 2017 - 10:30 until 15:00
Home to the Stonor family for over 850 years, Stonor Park is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today. Highlights include art and treasures collected from across the globe, the grand Gothic revival hall, atmospheric 17thC library and dramatic long gallery opening on to beautiful Italianate gardens. The fortunes of the house and chapel are strongly tied to the travails of the Catholics in Britain, of whom the Stonors were a prominent family. A poignant reminder of these times remains in the roof space and priest hole where Sir Edmund Campion hid whilst printing the famous Ten Reasons pamphlet in the 1580s. After refreshments, there will be a tour of the house and chapel, followed by a ploughman’s lunch in the 12th century Pantry Café. The afternoon will be free to explore the deer park or revisit the chapel at your leisure.
This event has been organised by the Oxfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.