Lecture: Stowe House – Past, Present and Future
February 6, 2024 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church and on Zoom
Church and Zoom
The principal temple in the famous landscape gardens, Stowe House dates from the later 1600s although it developed much over the next 100 years. Some of its grandeur has recently been restored, the exterior and state rooms in particular, in a project led by the Stowe House Preservation Trust. This talk explores the rise and fall of the Temple-Grenville family, originally responsible for the house’s development, highlighting their great social and political ambitions, and the three sales leading to the eventual creation of Stowe School in 1923.
Eileen Gascoigne‘s involvement as a volunteer guide at Stowe House began 12 years ago, after a career in fine art and art history. She is one of the ‘Ambassadors for the House’, whose role is to promote the splendour of Stowe, and has been involved in presenting specialist tours on its paintings. This work remains one of the richest experiences of her life.
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