The Manor of Stoke Edith was owned by Sir Henry Lingen 1612-1662, a Royalist Cavalier.  When he died, his widow Alice sold the manor in 1670 to Thomas Foley, an ironmaster, who then settled it on his son Paul;  Paul tore down the old manor and built a grander home in the late 17th century, with lovely formal gardens formed initially by George London a landscape architect, and then William Nesfield in the 1860s.  Later, Humphrey Repton and John Nash got together and their work is still evident today.


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The manor was destroyed by fire in 1927 but the lovely entrance gates and lodge are still intact and currently the grounds are extensively used for shooting.