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Shaw House, Newbury

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Shaw House is an important example of an early symmetrical H-plan Elizabethan mansion, located at Shaw, on the north-eastern outskirts of Newbury in Berkshire.HistoryThe manor house of Shaw, Shaw House was built by the wealthy cloth merchant, Thomas Dolman, and completed in 1581. It is famous for its reputation as King Charles I's headquarters during the Second Battle of Newbury. However recent research has proved that, despite being at the centre of the fighting, the King never went to the house. Other Royals have visited, most notably Elizabeth I. In the 1720s, it was acquired by the flamboyant James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. Although it was not the principal residence of the Duke, the family evidently spent some time in the area and the second Duke bought a wife at a sale in Newbury.After the first Duke's death in 1744 the dowager duchess lived at Shaw House till her death in 1750. Her step-son sold the property soon afterwards to the Andrews family. It was the childhood home of the historian, James Pettit Andrews. For many years it was a school.
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  • Very pleasant visit to this beautiful house. Great way to spend a wet February afternoon. The staff were all very friendly and informative. The house itself has extensive wood panelling inside, lovely...  more »
  • A magnificent Elizabethan Manor House with a lovely atmosphere. Visit for a tour round the house or to one of the many events they stage here.  more »
  • I went with my grand daughter, aged 8 , and she really enjoyed going around to find the hidden toy mice and ticking off the results on the worksheet provided. It is free and we were the only people in...  more »

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