Bow Society looks ahead to Grange Park tour
The Bow Society is looking forward to the second of its celebratory 20th Anniversary events on 18th October at Grange Park, Northington.
The Grange is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Europe. First built in the 1660s as a Palladian brick mansion, it was transformed in the early 19th century into a magnificent neoclassical residence resembling a Greek temple, complete with resplendent Doric portico.
The Grange has previously been an 18th century royal hunting lodge, a 19th century centre of high-society and the meeting place of Sir Winston Churchill and Eisenhower as they discussed the invasion of Europe. The 3000 acre landed and sporting estate is set in the chalk stream fed by the Candover and Upper Itchen valleys near Alresford in Hampshire, much of which carries environmentally sensitive designations.
It is currently home to the Grange Festival, an annual opera festival led by the renowned counter tenor Michael Chance. Our tour of the house and grounds will take us behind-the-scenes of the venue for the Festival, and will be followed by lunch.
To find out more about the Foundation's Bow Society, please contact Stephanie at foundation@ or call 01935 810554. We look forward to hearing from you. sherborne.org