English Country House Libraries (page 6)

 

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wallpanelling.co.uk
28dayslater.co.uk

The Gothic-style library at Toddington Manor in Glouchestershire, England. The house and library were built around 1820 (the old photo is from 1829). The house has been purchased by wealthy artist Damien Hirst and is being restored.

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3523
questforghosts.com

The library at Combermere Abbey in Cheshire, England. The old photo was taken in 1891 and is famous among ghost hunters because the figure that can be faintly seen sitting in a chair looks like Lord Combermere, who had recently been killed in a carriage accident – the photo was taken during his funeral).

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3524
telegraph.co.uk

The library at Sandringham in Norfolk, England. Sandringham was built in 1870 by the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. The long, narrow library started life as an American-style bowling alley. Princess Alexandra enjoyed bowling, but her husband – who loved to shoot at Sandringham – decided to devote the room to mental recreation after seeing a library at Trentham in Staffordshire, the home of the Duke of Sutherland.

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3525
slch.org.uk

The library at Lamington House in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The house is listed as a "lost" Scottish country house.

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3526
flickr.com (dkewald1)

The library at Naworth Castle in Cumbria, England. The castle was built in the 14th century, but was restored after a fire in 1844.

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3527
englishheritageimages

The libraries at Audley End in Essex, England. The house was one of the grandest Jacobean houses in England, built between 1605 and 1614. The larger library commands a splendid view of the park.

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3528
englishheritageimages

The library in Apsley House in London.

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3529
flickr.com (chicken strip)

The library at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, England. Pictured are the Duke and Dutchess of Bedford.

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3530
flickr.com (Dubris)

The library at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, England. The house was built in the 1830s and the library has elaborate gilded plasterwork and bookcases. There are beautiful views through the windows past a large terrace.

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3531
daithaic.blogspot.com

The library at Basildon Park in Berkshire, England. The house was built around 1780, but was allowed to decay into ruin before it was completely restored in the 1950s.

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