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1 Wotton House on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:20 pm

Wotton House, or Wotton, the manor house in Wotton Underwood (Buckinghamshire, Britain), was rebuilt between 1704 and 1714 to a design very similar to that of Buckingham House. The manor house had since the Norman conquest been the principal seat of the Grenville family, a notable member of whom was George Grenville, the politician who served as Prime Minister between 1763 and 1765. Later radically altered, the house is considered a very fine example of English Baroque. The architect is unknown but John Fitch has been suggested.[citation needed]
A fire destroyed the content of the house in 1820, and John Soane was employed to restore it. He reduced its height, giv

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