National Trust Polesden Lacey

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Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house (expanded from an earlier building) at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, England and a National Trust property.

In an exceptional setting on the North Downs this Regency house was extensively remodelled in 1906 by the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver is displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as it was at the time of her celebrated house parties.

There are extensive grounds, a walled rose garden, lawns and landscape walks through part of the estate of 1,400 acres (5.6 square kilometres).

The future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth spent part of their honeymoon here in 1923.

There were houses on this site before this Regency house, but they were demolished. Joseph Bonsor bought the estate and had the present house built. He died in 1835 and the house passed to his son. From then, there have been several owners of the property until it was bought in 1906 by Captain the Honourable Ronald Greville and his wife Margaret. Mrs Greville was responsible for the splendid house interior setting that was to impress her fashionable and famous guests of the time.

The house was remodelled by Mrs Greville using architects Mewes & Davis

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