Published: December 2001
Size 72 pages 197 x 210mm
47 b/w photographs, 1 map, 1 family tree
Variously described as "one of the most beautifully proportioned and situated great houses in Britain" (AA Guide) and "Unsurpassed in the country - certainly as far as Englishness is concerned" (Pevsner), Staunton Harold is one of Leicestershire's finest rural scenes. It's history was for centuries intimately entwined with the Shirley Family, Baronets and then Earls Ferrers. The Hall had to find a new role in the mid 20th century and was saved from the brink of destruction to become first a Cheshire Home and then a Sue Rider Home. As the Hall's future role once again becomes uncertain, this book charts the long and varied history of the people who created, developed and adapted the tranquil and delightful spot we find today.
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