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15 May 2019Visit to Bisterne Manor and Edmondsham House, Hampshire
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Visit to Bisterne Manor and Edmondsham House, Hampshire
Wednesday 15 May 2019

We are fortunate to be invited into two privately owned houses and will have our own tours.

Bisterne was built about 1515 although there was an earlier manor on the site and it is recorded in Domesday Book. The Mills family have owned it since 1792. Points of interest include the fabric of this old house, an outstanding collection of art and furniture, legends including a “devouring dragon” and beautiful gardens which should be resplendent with rhododendrons at the time of our visit.

Edmondsham is a Tudor and Georgian house with a six acre garden and is again recorded in Domesday Book. Dutch gables were completed in 1589 and Palladian style outer wings added in the 18th century. Our Guide will explain changes to the house and its contents plus specialities such as the Victorian dairy with beautiful tiles. In the garden there may have been a cockpit!

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