Going for gild

Restoration work is carried out on the 18th century library at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire

Stowe House
Stowe House

The large Georgian library at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire, which was built in 1793, has undergone an £850,000 restoration and will open to the public at Easter.

The work is part of a conservation project to protect the Grade I listed mansion.

Funds have been raised by the Stowe House Preservation Trust and the World Monuments Fund.

The organisations are campaigning to raise a further £1.7m to complete the restoration of the entire estate, which began in 2000 and is expected to cost in the region of £11.2m.

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