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Wentworth Woodhouse


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This place is one of very few that I really like; the situation, woods, views, and the improvements are perfect in their kind; nobody has truer taste than Lord Straffort.... Now contrast all this, and you may have some idea of Lord Rockingham's. Imagine a most extensive and most beautiful modern front erected before the great Lord Strafford's old house, and front almost blocked up with hills, and everything unfinished round it, nay within it.... The park is traversed by a common road between two high hedges - not from necessity. Oh! No; this lord loves nothing but horses, and the enclosures for them take place of everything. Horace Walpole

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1756/08/00 Horace Walpole Guest Horace Walpole visits Wentworth Woodhouse on a tour of Yorkshire.
1762/00/00 George Stubbs Painter Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham invites artist George Stubbs to spend some months at Wentworth Woodhouse where he paints "Whistlejacket" in the stable. Whistlejacket

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English National Heritage List Entry No: 1132769



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