Westonbirt House is a country house in Gloucestershire, England. It belonged to the Holford family from 1665 until 1926. The first house on the site was an Elizabethan manor house. The Holfords replaced it first with a Georgian house, and then Robert Stayner Holford, who inherited Westonbirt in 1839, replaced that house between 1863 and 1870 with the present mansion which was designed by Lewis Vulliamy. He also remodelled the gardens, diverted the main road and relocated the villagers. The house is constructed of high quality ashlar masonry on a grand scale. The exterior is in an Elizabethan style, with a symmetrical main block and asymmetric wings, one of them containing a conservatory. The interiors are in a sumptuous classical style. The house was fitted with the latest technology such as gas lighting, central heating, fireproof construction and iron roofs. It is now a Grade I listed building.PutWestonbirt House and Gardens into our Tetbury itinerary builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Extensive formal terrace gardens were created around the house and 25 acres of ornamental woodlands were planted in the 19th century. Since 1928, the house has been occupied by the girls' boarding school Westonbirt School.
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We enjoyed a guided tour this afternoon lead by ex bursar Peter Story and true to his surname gave us a very enlightening tour and great story about the history of the house and it’s previous...
We enjoyed a guided tour this afternoon lead by ex bursar Peter Story and true to his surname gave us a very enlightening tour and great story about the history of the house and it’s previous... more »
Wonderful place to visit, do do the tree bridge, staff in grounds very helpful, colours just turning when we were there, look out for the `3 sisters`
Wonderful place to visit, do do the tree bridge, staff in grounds very helpful, colours just turning when we were there, look out for the `3 sisters` more »
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