The Berrington Estate was purchased from the Cornwall family in 1775 by Thomas Harley, a banker in the City of London. The grounds are by 'Capability Brown. Berrington Hall is set over a beautiful valley. The interior of Berrington Hall has decorated ceilings and fabulous collections of furniture, paintings and everyday items of Victorian life. There is an attractive walled garden.
The old saying 'death and taxes' would be quite appropriate for Berrington Hall. In 1957 the property was handed over to the treasury in payment of death duties. Presumably the Treasury, at a loss with what to do with it promptly handed it over to the National Trust.
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Berrington Hall, Nr Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 ODW. Tel: 01568 615721