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On this day: The National Trust was founded

Posted at 8:30 am, January 12, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley originally set up the National Trust  in 1895 to protect threatened coastline, countryside and buildings. This national institution continues to preserve beautiful sites around London and the country. Why not celebrate over a hundred years of the National Trust by visiting some of our favourites?

Sutton HouseSutton House
In the heart of east London stands this beautiful Tudor house, decorated with oak-panelled rooms and original carved fireplaces.

Fenton HouseFenton House
This 17th-century townhouse in Hampstead is home to collections of ceramics, needlework, furniture, paintings and musical instruments.

Ham HouseHam House
It claims to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain, but don’t let that put you off. This four-hundred year old Stuart mansion has various collections of textiles, furniture and art.  Eastbury Manor HouseEastbury Manor House
This Tudor abode boasts a fine original spiral oak staircase, soaring chimneys, cobbled courtyard and a walled garden.

For more info, see nationaltrust.org.uk

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