The facade now
Eltham Palace – the 1930s home of the Coutaulds
Interior the oh so smart sitting room
Note the concealed door
Virginias bedroom and en suite bathroom
Stephens bedroom wood panelling and hand bloked wallpaper of Kew Gardens
The pet lemur that had the run of the house
The Dining Room
And after spending all this time and money on a house they rented the Courtaulds left just after the war and moved to Scotland.
We are really making good use of our English heritage Membership
It’s full of paintings
King Charles 2
Old London Bridge
Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Belle
We had a very informative talk on this early Turner painting Chairs provided! In fact this house had chairs in almost every room and they were much used by visitors. NT take note
An outstanding collection of paintings.
A few well known people are here
For those from Nottingham the author of Saturday night and Sunday Morning
Terribly overgrown but a certain charm?
Not able to take photos inside. The present Duke still lives here
Syon Park Excellent guides so knowledgeable This was my favourite Stately Home so it has a separate post.