- Arlington Court
Arlington Court is an
English country housedesigned in a severe neoclassical style circa 1820, situated in Arlington, near Barnstaple, north Devon, England.
The house was built by Colonel John Chichester, and designed by a local
architectThomas Lee. The Chichester family were minor Devonshire gentry. The house was considerably expanded by John Chichester's grandson Sir Bruce Chichester in 1865. Sir Bruce's daughter, Rosalie Chichester, donated the mansionto the National Trust together with convert|3500|acre|km2 on her death in 1949.
Today the house, together with the Chichester family's collection of
antiquefurniture and an eclectic collection of family memorabilia, is fully open to the public.
The National Trust property
The National Trust markets the property under the name "Arlington Court & The National Trust's Carriage Collection". The property is home to its collection of over 50 horse-drawn carriages, ranging from the humble
Hansom cabto the grandiose State Coach.
* [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-arlingtoncourt/ Arlington Court information at the National Trust]
* [http://www.britainsfinest.co.uk/gardens/gardens.cfm/searchazref/81001150ARLA Arlington Court write up by Britain's Finest]
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