This is the former Stoke Park House at Stoke Bruerne built circa 1620 by Inigo Jones. And when we went walk about we found the remains of this very grand residence.
This house is the former 'service' house for the palladian mansion.
And here are the listed remnants of the mansion , the colonnades and pavilions that framed the main house now long since lost.
The gardens and house are open to us plebs on August afternoons - a condition of receiving heritage funds from the taxpaying plebs I suspect.
Stoke Bruerne Church
Catch of the day, Graham lands a perch.