National Trust Arlington Court

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Regency house with interesting collections, set in extensive estate that nestles in the wooded valley of the River Yeo, Devon. Arlington Court is an English country house designed in a severe a severe neoclassical style circa 1820, situated in Arlington, near Barnstaple, north Devon, England.

The house was built by Colonel John Chichester, and designed by a local architect Thomas Lee. The Chichester family were minor Devonshire gentry. The house was considerably expanded by John Chichester’s grandson Sir Bruce Chichester in 1865. Sir Bruce’s daughter, Rosalie Chichester, donated the mansion to the National Trust together with 3,500 acres on her death in 1949.

Today the house, together with the Chichester family’s collection of antique furniture and an eclectic collection of family memorabilia, is fully open to the public.

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