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busyglen

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Re: Old Dairy near Cobham Hall
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 18:26:57 »
Interesting, I wondered why one was facing the other way?  Thanks anyway.  :)

merc

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Re: Old Dairy near Cobham Hall
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 17:22:34 »


I'm not positive busyglen, but it might be...

busyglen

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Re: Old Dairy near Cobham Hall
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 15:23:55 »
Interesting building Merc. :)   Is that the Invicta (Kent) horse on the panels of the windows?

merc

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Old Dairy near Cobham Hall
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 21:43:36 »


This Grade II Listed Building in the grounds of Cobham Hall was used as a dairy. It was built in the 1790's and was designed by James Wyatt, the same architect who designed the nearby Darnley Mausoleum in Cobham Park. It's Gothic style was intended to enhance the views of the grounds of Cobham Hall. Picturesque dairies were a popular feature of aristocratic estates in the late 18th century, and it may have been used for polite gatherings and tea parties, as well as milk churning and butter making. It was last used around 1900. Repairs were carried out by the Cobham Hall Heritage Trust in the 1980's to make the building weatherproof and secure. It is intended to restore the dairy fully once a suitable use and necessary funding is found.

 

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