Stowe Park

near Buckingham, Buckinghamshire - Duke and Marquis of Buckingham and Chandos

"The house, which was originally designed, it is stated, by Lord Camelford and Lord Cobham, is in the Grecian style of architecture. Stowe was formerly an abbey, and on the dissolution of the monasteries was granted by Henry the Eighth to Robert King, the first Bishop of Oxford, and then to his successors in the see.

It was afterwards surrendered by the then Bishop to the Crown, and was granted in the year 1600 to Thomas Compton, by whom it was immediately conveyed to John Temple, whose son, Sir Thomas Temple, was created a Baronet in 1612. His descendant, Sir Richard Temple, was highly distinguished in the wars under the Duke of Marlborough, and on the accession to the throne of King George the First, was made Baron Cobham, and then further advanced in 1718 by the title of Viscount Cobham.

His sister, Mrs Grenville, became Viscountess Cobham on his death. Her eldest son, Richard, died without issue and was succeeded by his nephew, George Grenville, who was created Marquis of Buckingham. In 1799 the then possessor of the title, Richard Grenville Nugent Chandos Temple, was made Earl Temple, and, in 1822, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos."

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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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