Stonor Park
 

Welcome to Stonor - one of England’s oldest manor houses, situated in one of the most beautiful settings, owned by the same family of the same faith for 850 years.

The House

Built from c.1190 and constructed over centuries, the house is of considerable architectural interest and contains a remarkable collection of Old Master Paintings, European sculptures, stained glass and contemporary ceramics. New for 2014 is an eclectic collection of ceramics by leading Korean artists. Lord Camoys has collected contemporary ceramics for over 22 years and has had the privilege of meeting many of the artists in person on his travels. See how contemporay art sits so comfortably in an older setting. Additional brass rubbings are also on show for the first time. These include a brass rubbing of Sir Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 and his wife Maud. Sir Thomas, son of the famous poet Geoffrey, was gaurdian to Thomas Stonor's son when he interited the estate in 1431 aged seven. In the Long Gallery we have two new delightful portraits, one of my American grandmother (painted in 1911) and one of our daughter-in-law, Lady Ailsa Stonor, painted by James Hart Dyke in 2013.

The Chapel

BBC Songs of Praise Sunday 7 September 2014. The Chapel at Stonor Park has been included in a programme about five private Chapels. Lord Camoys speaks to Bill Turnbull about the history and importance of the Chapel and the congregation participate in hymns and prayer. The medieval Catholic Chapel is built on the site of pagan place of worship and dates from the late 13th or early 14th Century. The Chapel was used throughout the years of Catholic repression and continues to be used regularly to this day.

The Walled Garden

The garden rises up behind the ancient house and is divided between the original pleasure garden and the old kitchen garden. The garden cleverly combines formal design with informal planting. During the summer you will see old fashioned roses, peonies and lavender in flower. Climbing the terrace there is a long mixed border ending with a Japanese garden house, built by the 5th Lord Camoys after his visit to Kyoto in 1906.

The Park

One of the finest views of the house can be found from the footpath that runs through the park. From here you can see over the house to the gardens beyond. Watch the Red Kites soar and swirl above and look out for the herd of Fallow Deer.

The House, Chapel, Garden, Old Hall Tea Room & Gift Shop are open from April until the end of September. The Park is open by way of a public footpath throughout the year.

STOP PRESS

Stonor Park is now open Wednesday afternoons as well as Sunday afternoons during September.

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EVENTS AT STONOR

2 for 1 entry to Stonor Park for National Trust Members during September. Visit

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CHAPEL

Mass is celebrated every Sunday in the Chapel at 10.30am and all are welcome.

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Stonor Park open Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons. The Gardens and Chapel open at 1.00pm and the House, Tea Room and Gift Shop open at 2.00pm. Last entry to the house is 5.00pm. 

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