Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mansfield Park location

This autumn / winter, those of us in the UK are promised a feast of historical viewing. Instead of the usual reality TV shows, makeoever shows etc we will have new dramatisations of Jane Eyre, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.

One of the locations for Mansfield Park will be Newby Hall
in Yorkshire. So if you're in the area, why not pay it a visit? But you'll have to go soon, because the house will be closed to the public from September 5 until October 1, so that filming can take place.

Newby House is the home of Mr and Mrs Richard Compton. It's a late 17th century house, built under the guidance of Sir Christopher Wren with much of its interior being designed by Robert Adam.
Its administrator, Stuart Gill, said: "Newby Hall is proud to be associated with the this prestigious production. The Robert Adam interiors and decoration are exactly right for the period and will make a stunning backdrop to the Jane Austen novel."

To read more about it in the Yorkshire Post, click here

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