Deo Patria Amicis - Stowe House, Buckinghamshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
N 52° 01.882 W 001° 01.073
30U E 635971 N 5766381
Quick Description: This large crest is on the wall of Stowe House.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 12:21:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM6608
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JIMBOBWE
Views: 3

Long Description:
It is an ornate design with foliage, a bow and two crowns with a dove in between. Placed on the front of Stowe House this is now a school.

The National Trust describes the location:
'Stowe's setting is as vital to the estate as the house itself. The design of the gardens and parkland began earlier and often took precedence over work on the main residence, with Stowe House, now Stowe School, as the greatest, central garden monument.

Sir Richard Temple, 3rd Baronet, commissioned a new house in 1676 to reflect his family's increasing fortune and influence. Designed by William Cleare and completed in 1683, it marked the beginning of the wholesale expansion of the landscape surrounding the mansion.

Earl Temple inherited Stowe in 1749. He extensively remodelled the house, developing the magnificent South Front along the lines of plans by Robert Adam, and reworking the North Front with colonnades and arches.

Since Stowe School opened in May 1923, the interior has been overhauled to include classrooms, dormitories and a new chapel.

Stowe House is currently undergoing a lengthy 6 phase restoration programme by the Stowe House Preservation Trust. Phases 1 and 2 have recently been completed including restoration to the magnificent Marble Saloon.'
Stowe Landscape Gardens Buckingham Buckinghamshire MK18 5DQ

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Artist: Not listed

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