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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. 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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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. 48: 

Layer Marney Tower, Essex, England. 

Dating from the reign of Henry VIII, it is England’s tallest Tudor gatehouse. 

Photos: Country Life. 

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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. 52:

Osterley Park, London, England. 

The original Elizabethan house was extensively remodeled in the 18th century by the architect Robert Adam, who also designed the beautiful Etruscan room. 

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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. 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. 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. 45: 

Easton Neston, England. 

The architect is unknown, but this is one of the finest examples of the English Baroque style. 

An excellent documentary on it is available on Youtube. 

Photos mainly architecture digest. 

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 46:

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, England. 

Built between 1580 and 1588.

Possibly designed by Robert Smythson, the architect of Hardwick Hall. 

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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. 41:

Knole House, England. 

Has Elizabethan and Stuart structures.