Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, Chastleton remained essentially a time capsule and a hidden treasure-trove for nearly 400 years as the interiors and collection gradually yielded to the ravages of time.
The great house, constructed between 1607-12 with its surviving 17th century garden layout and landscape, is a remarkable and miraculous survivor from a bygone age.
The house is considered one of the finest and perfectly proportioned country houses of the early 17th century. Built as a statement of wealth and power by a prosperous wool merchant, during the early reign of King James I.
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