Category: House

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Portraits and Piano Return!

This week marked the return of our Steinway grand piano and beautiful portraits following their restoration work after September’s storm damage… Just in time for Christmas! Make sure you come … Continue reading

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Home in time for Christmas

At the beginning of September, during an almost tropical storm, the gutters above the Great Hall overflowed causing water to flood through the ceiling. This caused damage to the portraits … Continue reading

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Flower Friday

Every week the house is filled with magnificent flower displays arranged by our own florist Sheilagh. All the flowers are freshly cut from our gardens. See photos below for the … Continue reading

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Our New Sculpture Bench

Gardens visitors can now admire and enjoy our new sculpture bench situated in the Wild Garden. The new sculpture bench is made of a giant sweet chestnut tree that fell … Continue reading

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Tea and Cake

Visitors to the House and Gardens are warmly welcomed to our lovely Tea Room, situated in the former Billiard Room of the House. We serve a range of delicious homemade … Continue reading

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Toke Pedigree returns to Godinton

With kind permission of Jonathan Toke, descendant of the Godinton Toke family, a beautiful Toke Pedigree returns to Godinton. The earliest date recorded is 1264 and ends in 1850. It … Continue reading

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Book Cleaning

Now that the house is closed to visitors for the winter our guides and volunteers return to Godinton to help with book cleaning. The precious and historic books are carefully … Continue reading

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Restoration Lead Trough

Recently, the lead trough in Godinton’s courtyard has been restored. The ornamental planter dates from 1920. The initials ‘BW’ on the front refer to the Bruce Ward family who moved … Continue reading

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New Picture Lights

During the closed season we have taken the opportunity to improve the lighting of many of our portraits. The previous tungsten filament picture lamps were particularly inefficient, got very hot, … Continue reading