Waddesdon manor was built between 1874 and 1889 in the style of a 16th-century French chateau for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain his guests and display his vast collection of art treasures. It houses an extraordinary assemblage of French 18th-century decorative arts to rank in importance with the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Louvre in Paris. Outstanding paintings include portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds and works by Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th century. Waddesdon has one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain and is renowned for its seasonal displays. Vintage Rothschild wines are found in the wine cellars.
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"Lanston is the chief town in Cornwall where the assizes are kept; this is one of the last great towns tho' noe Citty, for Cornwall is in the Diocess of Devonshire which is Exeter; there is a great ascent up into the Castle which looks very great and in good repaire ... the town is encompass'd with walls and gates, its pretty large, tho' you cannot discover the whole town, being up and down so many hills; the streetes themselves are very steep unless it be at the Market Place where is a long and handsome space set on stone pillars with the Town Hall on the top ..."
Towednack Church- Towednack, Cornwall, England
The small church of Towednack serves a hamlet between St Ives and Penzance. Beside the south porch are 2 weathered Celtic crosses, and inside are a pair of beautifully carved early 17th century bench ends mounted on the north wall. the medieval font is also wonderfully carved, with faces at the corners and traces of original paint still showing. ... more