PRIVATE VISIT TO MADRESFIELD COURT, MADRESFIELD, MALVERN, WR13 5AJ & CROOME COURT, NEAR HIGH GREEN, WORCESTER, WORCS, W48 9DW
Thursday, 6 July 2017 10.30am - 4pm (approximately)
Madresfield Court is a moated stately home with its origins in the 12th Century. It has never been occupied other than by one family, the current generation being the 29th. Set in a most attractive location, nestling beneath the Malvern Hills, members will enjoy the collection of furniture, which comprises pieces by Boulle and continental furniture acquired in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as an extensive collection of portraits, paintings and porcelain. A highlight will be the richly decorated Chapel, assumed to be the model for the chapel in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead, and the carvings in the Library which are the work of the Arts and Crafts movement, of which there are many examples in Madresfield Court.
In the afternoon we will visit Croome Court, set within a restored ‘Capability Brown’ landscape. Although some of the original furniture left the house many years ago, and is now found in museum collections in Britain and America, the fine Adam interiors remain are the subject of current conservation work in the National Trust.
Cost: £60 (including lunch)
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