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Stonor Park
Address: Stonor Park, Stonor, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF
Telephone: 01491 638587
Website: http://www.stonor.com
Email: administrator@stonor.com
Stonor Park
Welcome to Stonor - one of England’s oldest manor houses, situated in one of the most beautiful settings, owned by the same family of the same faith for 850 years. The house contains a remarkable collection of family portraits, beautiful stained glass, Old Master Drawings and European sculptures.

New for visitors to see in 2014 is an eclectic collection of ceramics by leading Korean artists. Lord Camoys has collected contemporary ceramics for over 22 years and has had the privilege of meeting many of the artists in person on his travels. See how contemporary art sits so comfortably in an older setting. Additional brass rubbings are also on show for the first time. These include a brass rubbing of Sir Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 and his wife Maud. Sir Thomas, son of the famous poet Geoffrey, was guardian to Thomas Stonor's son when he inherited the estate in 1431 aged seven.

The medieval Catholic Chapel, the most ancient of the Stonor buildings, was used throughout the years of Catholic repression and continues to be used regularly to this day. The Chapel was built on the site of a pagan place of worship and adopted by Christianity in the late 13th or early 14th Century.

The walled garden rises up behind the ancient house. The garden is divided between the original pleasure garden with 17th century terraces and two ponds, and the old kitchen garden with wonderful herbaceous borders. Climbing the terrace stages one finds a long mixed border ending with a Japanese garden house, built by the 5th Lord Camoys after his visit to Kyoto in 1906. The jasmine and rose bower offers spectacular views of the house and deer park beyond.

The House, Chapel, Garden, Old Hall Tea Room & Gift Shop are open from April to the end of September. The Park, with its herd of fallow deer, is also open by way of a public footpath throughout the year, from where stunning views of both the House and surrounding countryside may be found.

John Steane said in his book 'Oxfordshire': “If I had to suggest to a visitor who had only one day to sample the beauties of Oxfordshire, I would suggest a visit to Stonor and a walk through its delectable park.”

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