Loseley Park is a historic Elizabethan mansion near Guildford in Surrey , England . The building was constructed between 1562 and 1568 for Sir William More, a blood relative of Sir Thomas More . He was a direct ancestor of the More-Molyneux family, who now reside here and who run a dairy farm on the property.
Externally, the house has barely changed since it was built, although the design of the main driveway fits more into the time of Queen Anne . The greenish-gray pebble sandstone used for the building comes from the ruins of neighboring Waverley Abbey . The windows are framed with white stone.
The Great Hall is a high room with a beautiful bay window, heraldic window glass and a wooden beam ceiling. Several family portraits hang on the walls, including a group picture from 1739. There are also a number of carved, painted and inlaid panels from the Nonsuch Palace in Surrey, built by Henry VIII and later demolished .
The library has beautiful wall paneling from the 16th century, but everything else is from the 19th century. In the salon, the structured ceiling and the impressive mantelpiece catch the eye. The staircase is from the 17th century and the ceilings of the upstairs bedrooms are from the 16th century.
The furnishings of the house include a considerable number of old pieces of furniture, as well as tapestries and other handicrafts. The most striking piece is a cabinet made in Germany with elaborate inlays that show the image of a conquered city.
Little is known about the garden history of the property. Today's well-designed and well-kept facility was not built until 1993 in the walled area of the former kitchen garden. There is a part where vegetables were planted and a large herb corner, but otherwise the planting is almost exclusively decorative. A long pathway connects various garden spaces, including a fountain garden and a formal garden with old roses. A steep slope adjoins the south side of the walled area; Here a corridor leads to a moat that extends the entire length of the garden.
The country house was the filming location for the episode "The Noble Art" of the 13th season (2010) of the television crime series "Midsomer Murders" with the cases of Inspector Barnaby .
- Peter Furtado, Nathaniel Harris, Hazel Harrison, Paul Pettit: The Country Life Book of Castle and Houses in Britain . Newnes Books, 1986, ISBN 0-600-56400-2 , p. 84.
- Patrick Taylor: English Gardens . Dorling Kindersley Verlag GmbH, Starnberg 2005, ISBN 3-8310-0781-0 , p. 157.
Coordinates: 51 ° 12 ′ 55 ″ N , 0 ° 36 ′ 10 ″ W.