Upton House and Garden
Upton House and Garden
Address: Upton House & Garden
nr Banbury
Postcode: OX15 6HT
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Upton House & Garden

Outstanding art collections in a 17th-century mansion, with superb terraced gardens

One of the National Trust's most important art collections can be found in this house, built in 1695 of mellow local stone, purchased and remodelled 1927-29 by Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearsted, who was Chairman of Shell 1921-46 and son of the founder of that company. Upton contains his outstanding collection of English and continental Old Master paintings over three floors, including works by Hogarth, Stubbs, Romney, Canaletto, Brueghel and El Greco; Brussels tapestries; French Sèvres porcelain; Chelsea and Derby figures and 18th-century furniture. There is an exhibition of paintings and publicity posters commissioned by Shell during Viscount Bearsted's chairmanship; also Lady Bearsted's restored Art Deco bathroom. The garden is very fine, with lawns, terraces, orchard, herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, ornamental pools and an interesting 1930s water garden, together with the National Collection of Asters

Name and credits for images of Upton House
Reference: 41007
Description of image -  The walled aster border and terrace devided by the lawn walk at Upton House.
Credit for photograph: Stephen Robson
Copyright: ©NTPL/Stephen Robson
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