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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Montacute House

Montacute House was built between 1588 and 1601 by Sir Edward Phelips who started as a lawyer, became a member of parliament and rose to the level of Speaker. He famously led the prosecution of Guy Fawkes in 1605. Montacute House combines Gothic tradition with newer Renaissance ideas borrowed from the continent.

Throughout Montacute House is an extensive collection of portraits and the long gallery on the third floor hosts an important display of Tudor and Jacobean portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Montacute House is surrounded by a spectacular formal garden and 300 acres of parkland.

Montacute House

Montacute, Somerset
TA15 6XP
Tel: 01935 823289

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