Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Arlington Court - Devon


A Georgian style house was built on the site in 1790. This was eventually bought by Colonel John Palmer Chichester, who had it demolished and commissioned the building of a neoclassical replacement. Work on this commenced in 1820. Colonel Chichester died in 1823, just as the building was completed.


Over the next 100 years there were further additions to the building and it expanded considerably. Eventually ownership passed to Rosalie Chichester, who remained unmarried. Having no one to leave her home to, Rosalie gifted the house to the National Trust in 1947, two years before she died.


Today the house displays antique furniture, and the National Trust also runs the National Carriage Museum on the site, with more than 50 horse drawn carriages on display.




EX31 4LP


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