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Long weekend. 5 de mayo. Newham. Corsham court.

Corsham Court, Wiltshire. A Elizabethan house of 1582 bought by Paul Methuen in the mid-18th century to house his major collection of 16th and 17th century Italian and Flemish master paintings and statuary. In the mid-19th century the house was enlarged to contain a second collection, purchased in Florence, of fashionable Italian masters and stone-inlaid furniture.| www.hha.org.uk

Corsham Court | This privately owned historic house, with its significant art collection, is open to visitors - Located in Corsham and sign posted off the A4 some 4.5 miles west of Chippenham (Junction 17 off M4) in North Wiltshire, the house and gardens are well worth a visit (www.corsham-court.co.uk)

Corsham Court, Wiltshire - The earliest known records of a house at Corsham date back to 978 when the house was a summer palace for the Kings of Wessex. The property subsequently became part of the dowry of the Queens of England until Elizabeth I granted a leasehold interest following which Thomas Smythe (one of her subjects) erected an Elizabethan manor house on the site. Smythe's house was completed in 1582 & its construction forms the core of the property today.

Corsham Court. Magnificent Elizabethan house set in grounds landscaped and laid out by Capability Brown in the 1760s and later by Humphrey Repton. I imagine the Earl of Salt Hendon's House to be like this. SALT BRIDE