Bowood Park

near Calne, Wiltshire - Marquis of Lansdowne


"Bowood was anciently part of a very extensive forest, which extended for many miles. In Cromwell's time it was forfeited to the use of the Commonwealth. It was next granted by King Charles the Second to Sir Orlando Bridgeman, but he having died insolvent, it was purchased of his creditors by the Earl of Shelburne, and in his family it has since continued.

John Fitzmaurice, having inherited the estates of his maternal uncle, Henry Petty, Earl of Shelburne, in 1751 (when that Earldom expired), assumed the additional surname and arms of Petty, and was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland in 1751 as Baron Dunkerton and Viscount Fitzmaurice, and further advanced in 1753 to the Earldom of Shelburne.

His son, William Petty Fitzmaurice, was appointed Prime Minister in 1782, and was advanced, in 1784, to the dignities of Earl of Wycombe, Viscount Calne and Calnstone, and Marquis of Lansdowne."

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Window Mounted Window Mounted and Framed

Window mounted (UK mainland)34.95
Window mounted (Europe)37.95
Window mounted (Rest of the World)39.95
Window mounted & framed (UK mainland only)55.95
Window mounted & framed (Europe)62.95
Window mounted & framed (Rest of the World)74.95



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