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Basildon Park
Basildon Park
Address: Lower Basildon
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode: RG8 9NR
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Description
Basildon Park

18th-century country house set in extensive parkland

This beautiful Palladian mansion features in the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was built in 1776-83 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who had made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as for the unusual Octagon Room. The house fell on hard times in the early part of the last century, but was rescued by Lord and Lady Iliffe, who restored it and filled it with fine pictures and furniture. The early 19th-century pleasure grounds are currently being restored, and there are waymarked trails through the parkland

Name and credits for images of Basildon Park
 
Reference: 7436
 
Description of image -  West front of Basildon Park, built 1776 by Sir Francis Sykes
 
  

Credit for photograph: Raymond Lea
 
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Copyright: ©NTPL/Raymond Lea