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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No 20:

Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England. 

Rebuilt 1839-42 by Sir Charles Barry, with a park by Capability Brown. 

Was the home of Lord Carnarvon, friend and sponsor of Howard Carter, and is the main filming location of Downton Abbey. 

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Fancy a castle in the English countryside? 

Compton Castle, Somerset, for sale through knight Frank for £20,000,000

  • 1,270 acre estate
  • Grade II listed romantic castle, built in 1825 and extended in the 1910s
  • Coach house, 2 entrance lodges, 5 cottages
  • Gardens and lakes
  • Stables and tennis court
  • The castle is totally private, nestled in the centre of the estate
  • Excellent sporting potential
  • Arable, pasture and woodland
  • Beautiful interiors
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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 69:

Tyntesfield, Somerset, England. 

Built in the 1830s and expanded in the 1860s, the the Gothic Revival style. 

It is now run by the National Trust.

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 68:

Chastleton House, Oxfordshire, England. 

Built from 1607-12, now run by the National Trust. 

Interior photos are mainly from Country Life, exterior photos by me. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 44:

Clandeboye House, Northern Ireland. 

Built in 1801, the eccentric interiors are due to the 19th century traveller/ diplomat owner. 

Photos: mainly Country Life Images. 

An Excellent documentary about it is available on Youtube. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 73:

Gawthorpe Hall, Lanchashire, England. 

A majority of the house dates from the Elizabethan period, although there are some later additions. 

It is now run by the National Trust. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 64: 

Avebury Manor, Wiltshire, England. 

Built in the early 16th century. It recently underwent an extensive expert renovation. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No 30:

Stowe House, Buckinghamshire, England. 

The earlier house was rebuilt circa 1683 by William Cleare. The porticos (one now demolished) were added from the 1720s to 1730s by Vanbrugh and William Kent. Robert Adam added the colonnades in the 1770s. 

The gardens have structures by William Kent and James Gibbs. Capability Brown created much of the landscape seen today. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 63:

Harewood House, Yorkshire, England. 

Built for the Baron Harewood between 1759 and 1771, by John Carr and Robert Adam. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 43:

Marsh Court, England. 

Built in the Edwardian era by the renowned architect Edwin Lutyens.

Was used as a war hospital and later a school, narrowly avoiding demolition after World War II. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 65:

Halton House, Buckinghamshire. 

Built by the brother of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and heavily influenced by the Baron’s Waddesdon Manor. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No 2:

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England. 

Built 1687-1707, with some remnants of the original 1560s house. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 41:

Knole House, England. 

Has Elizabethan and Stuart structures. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No 38: Biddesden House

Built Circa 1711

(Although the majority of the photographs are older black and white ones, the house remains in excellent lived in condition). 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No 16:

Villa Almerico Capra “La Rotunda,” Vincenza, Italy. 

Built by Andrea Palladio in 1592. 

Built on  a Greek cross plan.