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Levens Hall

Listed under Country Houses in Morecambe, United Kingdom.

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The tower of Levens Hall has been there since medieval times, but was expanded into a ‘gentleman’s residence’ in the late 16th Century, adding fine oak carved panels, Italian plasterwork roofs and stained glass. Some of these details can still be seen today.

The dining room has embossed leather walls – quite famous ones – there are paintings by Rubens and Lely and a collection of English patchwork from 1708, which are the highlights as far as home and contents insurance goes.

The gardens weren’t pruned and scissor clipped into shape until a century later when they were designed by a French gardener, one of the pupils who assisted on the gardens at Versailles and who was also responsible for designing Hampton Court, and the topiary has survived since that time – making it some of the oldest in the world. Around that is a large deep park.

The house and gardens are open to the public between April and October, but closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Official Levens Hall Website.

Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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