Ugbrooke House and the Cliffords

Ugbrooke House and the Cliffords - Topsham Museum

31 July 2018 31 July 2018

When: 31 July 2018
Where: Topsham Museum
Time: 1045 for 1130 - 1230
Cost: None but donations welcome
Suitable for: Not suitable for children

Our speaker, Helen Turnbull, holds a BA (Hons) degree in History with Education and she was Archivist to Lord Clifford of Chudleigh for over ten years. Her presentation gives a potted history of the family as warriors, courtiers, cartographers, magistrates, socialites and guardians of Ugbrooke House.

The present building was remodelled c.1760 by Robert Adam. In the interior, many of the features designed by Adam remain today, including his original drawings. The park surrounding the house is a testament to the talent of Lancelot Capability Brown.

From the grandeur of the house in Edwardian times, Ugbrooke was to experience damaging indignities during World War II after which it became a grain store. In recent years, the house has been lovingly restored and is once more a real delight to see. This talk reflects the talents and the treasures of those who have lived there.

Lunchtime lectures are very popular and it is advisable to arrive early.  Coffee is available from 1045 and the lecture will begin at 11.30 or earlier if all the places are taken.

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