Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster, South YorkshireEnglish Heritage
A remarkably complete mid-Victorian house of Italianate style, set in restored ornamental gardens, Brodsworth Hall was given to English Heritage in 1990. The house tells the story of one family’s changing needs and tastes from the 1860s to the 1980s. Conserved rather than restored, the faded interior schemes provide a backdrop to the family’s collections of 18th and 19th century European paintings, 18th-century furniture and Italian marble sculpture as well as the personal possessions of successive generations of the Thellusson and Grant-Dalton families.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7XJ
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Duty Calls: Brodsworth Hall in Time of War
At Brodsworth, an exhibition, trail and community engagement programme explored the roles and experiences of the Thellusson and Grant-Dalton families, their staff and tenants during both World Wars. Drawing extensively on estate records, photographs and oral accounts, the exhibition looked at the impact of war on the family and the estate community as they met the challenges of a much-depleted male population during the First World War and a steady stream of new occupants, military personnel, evacuees and POWs, during the Second World War.