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One of Henry VIII's Houses for sale...
August 1, 2010
2:33 pm
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ipaud
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Apethorpe Hall, once owned by King Henry VIII and subsequently by Queen Elisabeth I is for sale for a mere £5 million.

It’s a “fixer-upper” though.

I have just watched the most interesting program about Apethorpe and its past and more recent history. The program was more about the care in restoring the buildings using Jacobean tools and techniques. James I made a great extension to the original house to allow court to come with him hunting. Apethorpe was situated between two great hunting Forrest’s of that time. James I had a secret corridor that apparently led from his chambers to another bedroom down the hall.

As I’m sure that someone here on the AB files will snap up this bargain and I was good enough to alert the potential buyer, I would hope to be invited to the house warming!

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Northamptonshire | Henry VIII's hall open to public

Apethorpe Hall a steal at £5m – plus £12m to restore it to grandeur – Times Online

Apethorpe Hall, historic stately home for sale, Smiths Gore

If it was not this, then it would be something else?

August 2, 2010
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And of course I, as the host of this website, should definitely get an invite! Laugh

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August 3, 2010
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Apethorpe is gorgeous–I want it! Smile 

Pesronally, though, I prefer Hampton Court. But both are beautiful!!

"Grumble all you like, this is how it's going to be"

August 4, 2010
3:56 pm
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Unfortunately, the estate was divided up and Apethorpe sits on just its own space. It also has an unfortunate line of trees blocking the view. Beautiful stonework though. The roof was repaired with rescued original slate from other houses in the area. Amazing attention to detail and the work, regardless will preserve the house for future generations. Apethorpe has had just six owners since Elisabeth I.

If it was not this, then it would be something else?

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