Tag Archives: Madresfield Court

Telegraph Makes Literary Tour of Stately Homes

In today’s Property section of the Daily Telegraph, there is a discussion of a tour of stately homes that have a literary connection. This is by Eleanor Doughty, known to this parish as a Waugh fan. She starts with a … Continue reading

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Waugh Sites

Several newspapers have recently recommended visits to sites in England that have been associated with Evelyn Waugh. The Daily Telegraph in its Property column has a fairly detailed description of Renishaw Hall. Although still owned and occupied by the Sitwell … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Chapels

A traditionalist Roman Catholic blogger has posted a short entry on the connections between the fictional chapel described at Brideshead Castle in Waugh’s novel and the actual chapel at Madresfield Court. The connection between these chapels is well known and … Continue reading

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Literary Guides Link Waugh and Madresfield

Two guide books to houses with literary associations have linked Evelyn Waugh to Madresfield Court in Worcestershire. That was the home of the Lygon family and inspired certain features of Brideshead Castle and the Flyte family in Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. The … Continue reading

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