Visit to Corsham Court SOLD OUT
| Corsham Court
Thursday 15 March 2018 - 10:20 until 13:00
The earliest known records of Corsham Court date back to 978 when the house was a summer palace for the Kings of Wessex. Today the core of the property dates back from an Elizabethan Manor and subsequent work done in the mid 18th and 19th centuries.
Corsham Court remains in private ownership and is the home of James Methuen-Campbell, the eighth generation of the Methuen family to live there. James will give a private tour including the gallery and staterooms, which were furnished with the very best that money could buy in the latter part of the 18th century. In particular, a set of four pier-glasses and side tables, designed by the Adam brothers and a unique suite of seat furniture upholstered in crimson silk damask were commissioned. There is also an allegorical portrait of Elizabeth 1 holding the Book of Common Prayer. These, and other great works, are on display in the Picture Gallery and Cabinet Room, where little has changed since the time of the Napoleonic Wars.
This event has been organised by the Wiltshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.