Saltram House

Saltram House is a magnificent Georgian mansion the river Plym on the of my hometown Plymouth in south-west England. 

The first part of the house was constructed 1743 and 1750 on the site of an Tudor house by Sir John and Lady Catherine Parker. In 1768 son John Parker employed the famous Scottish neoclassical architect Robert Adam to carry extensive alterations to the east . In 1818 the porch was added but this time no other material changes have been to the house.

The Parker family continued living at Saltram 1957, when the house, park and contents were by the Treasury in payment of death duty and to the National Trust, an independent UK conservation charity.

Fans of costume drama might the house, since it was to represent Norland Park in the scenes of the 1996 movie version of Jane Austen’s novel “Sense and Sensibility”, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson.


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