Loseley House

 

 

Built in 1562 by Sir William More, the house stands in ancient park land close to the North Downs. Still the home of the More-Molyneux family, it is remarkably unchanged.

 

The exterior design is typically Elizabethian and similar to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, although a little less glass! We were told much of the stone used on the facade was reclaimed from earlier buildings and in particular from the Cistercian Abbey of Waverley.

 

The house is worth a visit just for the formal gardens which are quite extensive. The location is used for weddings and other functions.

 

The selection of photographs below show the house and gardens. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photographs of the interior but their web site has a good range (and better quality photos!).

 

www.loseleypark.co.uk

 

 

 

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