This beautiful, still privately owned, house sits close to the Shropshire border, and was built in 1660 at the end of the Civil War after the destruction of Brampton Bryan Castle. In the mid 18th century it was much enlarged and renovated, and the owners have kept the building in excellent condition, indeed it was featured in Howards End. Continue reading
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Born in 1661, his father was Sir Edward Harley Robert Harley.
Robert was an exceptionally important parliamentarian, and was described as a “ political wizard and master of schemes” but he was also known to be a tricky character. Continue reading
The church of St. Barnabas dates from the mid 17th century and was one of just six erected during the English Commonwealth. There was an earlier church, which was razed to the ground in the civil war of 1643 when Brampton Bryan castle was under siege. Continue reading