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Benham Park
Better than a Kingdom
  • Benham ParkBenham Park is a Georgian mansion in West Berkshire. It is near Newbury.
  • It was built for Lord Craven in 1775. His other house at Hamstead Marshall had burnt down.
  • The architect had help from his father-in-law, Capability Brown. He was a famous gardener.
  • Lord Craven did not get on with his wife. She went travelling in Europe to get away from him. She had a fun time at the Court of the Margarve of Anspach. He was a King in Germany.
  • When Lord Craven died, his widow married the Margrave. He sold his kingdom and the two lived at Benham Park instead!
  • The House is now offices.

 

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