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24 October 2018Voewood House and Castle Acre
20 November 2018Hampton Court Palace
27 February 2019Blenheim Palace, Bladon Church and Woodstock
23 April 2019Doddington Hall and the Usher Gallery, Lincoln
09 May 2019Grimsthorpe Castle and Woolsthorpe Manor
29 May 2019Harlow – Sculptures, Art Gallery, Sir Frederick Gibberd’s house, garden and sculptures

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Voewood House and Castle Acre
Wednesday 24 October 2018

This visit is arranged in conjunction with the Arts Societies CANTAB and South Cambs. The lead society is South Cambs.

Voewood is one of the great architectural expressions of the Arts & Crafts movement and one of the most important houses of the period in England. 

Designed by architect Edward Schroeder Prior, Voewood was built between 1903 and 1905 for the Reverend Percy Lloyd and his family. The house grew organically, built in materials quarried from the land on which it stands, a rich tapestry of flint pebbles, gravel and stone. The excavated site was used to create the sunken garden that stretches across the property's south front. 

Previously known as 'Home Place' Voewood has had many incarnations including a First World War army hospital, a school and a home for the elderly. Current owner Simon Finch fell for Voewood in 1998 and spent 7 years restoring the house to reveal the decorative beauty of the architecture.  He returned the house to a private home, as originally intended by Prior.   

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