Castle Howard

September 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm 2 comments

Well not to jinx anything – but I have been getting a bit more work lately, so lets hope the streak continues!

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting one of England’s largest privately owned houses called Castle Howard. A VERY BRIEF bit of history to it (*that’s my new thing – to do research on the palces and put together a scrap book): It’s 309 yrs old! Charles 3rd Earl of Carlisle decided he wanted to build a house on this land that they inherited through marriage. It took 100 yrs to completely build it – which half was then accidently burned down in 1940 (when an all girls school went there). the place is around 1000 acres big (the grounds and house). And it was the first privately owned house with a dome for the roof. The Howards still own the house and live in it today…
A bit of history about the people: The eldest daughter of the 6th Earl is the daughter in the movie (and book) “The Dutchess” (with Kierra Knightly).  Also, another daughter of the 6th earl married the 2nd Duke of Sutherland. Their eldest daughter married George Douglas Campell (the Duke of Argyll – in Scotland). Their son John Campell was the one who married Princess Louise Alberta (the princess that the province of Alberta, Canada is named after). These are pictures from the house:

P9261579this is the view of the grounds outside of the 2nd story room.

P9261578This is a picture of the great hall – the part that got burned down.

P9261582P9261584P9261599 the dining hall, and the dance all (I was going into a dance pose in this picture)


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  • 1. kathy miller  |  October 1, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Cool, cool, cool. Can you image living in a place like that? I really enjoy hearing the history you found out about these places. Hope the work continues, so you can continue to have great adventures.

  • 2. Kristin  |  March 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Wow. What a cool place. I want to own it. Think anyone would buy it for me? Thanks for sharing your adventures.

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