Boston Manor House Illustrated Card
This card features Boston Manor House in Brentford, created exclusively by Charlotte Berridge.
All my cards are printed on 300gsm recycled card, supplied with a recycled envelope. They are carefully hand packaged in a biodegradable cellophane bag. Each folded card measures approx 105mm wide x 148mm tall.
All cards are blank inside for your own message.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT THIS BUILDING:
Boston Manor House is a spectacular Grade I listed Jacobean Manor House. The house was built in 1623 for Lady Mary Reade and her second husband Sir Edward Spencer. It is one of the earliest examples of the English Renaissance style & Hounslow’s only building from the Jacobean period. It’s currently undergoing a heritage restoration project (swipe to see how it actually looks this week!) funded by a £3.7million lottery grant aiming to restore it to its former glory yet make it accessible and relevant to the modern day. It’s due to reopen in 2022 and I can’t wait for it to be revealed! .
John Bourchier Stracey-Clitherow was the last private owner of Boston Manor which he sold in 1923. The house and the surrounding 20 acres was purchased by the Brentford Urban District Council which opened the surrounding grounds as a public park in 1924.