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The Vyne, Sherborne St John


Dr Hamish Sloan

8 April 2011

2:30pm at Newbury Town Hall

Non-members £3

Originally built as a great Tudor 'power house', The Vyne was visited by King Henry VIII on at least three occasions and later became a family home, cherished by the Chute family for more than 350 years. Dramatic improvements and changes over the centuries have made The Vyne a fascinating microcosm of changing fads and fashions. The house is filled with an eclectic mix of fine furniture, portraits, textiles and sculpture. The attractive gardens and grounds feature an ornamental lake, delightful woodlands and flourishing wetlands, a haven for wildlife and waterfowl which can be observed from the bird hide.


Hamish Sloan, a member of the Field Club, is a volunteer guide at the Vyne and has immersed himself in its history and that of the people associated with this wonderful house.
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