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The wetlands, The Vyne
9.7.07 Chris Spracklen

The wetlands, The Vyne

Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire

"The Vyne was built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain. It then became home to the Chute family for more than 300 years. Through the artistic and aesthetic interests of its various owners, it has been at the cutting edge of the development of country house architecture, interior design and taste.

The house has a long and subtle history, which has been respected and imaginatively re-interpreted by a succession of owners over the last five centuries. Like many medieval foundations, The Vyne stands on low-lying ground and near water. The Shir brook was transformed into a spectacular lake setting for the north front in the 18th century."

(With acknowledgements to the National Trust web site)

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Beverly Wickersham11-Jul-2007 13:57
Beautiful sky. Nice composition.
Naomi Sheaffer11-Jul-2007 12:50
Beautiful photo and interesting story. I visited a few National Trust properties while in the UK, and was very impressed with them.
Katie Chew11-Jul-2007 12:50
Beautiful! V
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