Be­tween 1829 and 1865, Ge­orge and Mary Lucy trans­formed much of Charlecote, in­spired by the El­iz­a­bethan re­vival style.

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Vis­i­tors to Charlecote Park to­day can see the ser­vants’ quar­ters, in­clud­ing th­ese Vic­to­rian bells, which the Lucy fam­ily used to sum­mon staff. The kitchen, laun­dry, scullery and brew house are all open, as well as the coach-house and sta­bles.


St Leonard’s Church, on the edge of Charlecote Park, was built for Mary El­iz­a­beth Lucy and houses the Lucy fam­ily tomb. John Gib­son de­signed the church, and the first stone was laid by Mrs. Lucy in April 1850.


The forested land­scape that oc­cu­pied much of Charlecote Park when the house was built in the 1550s, was opened up in the 17th cen­tury. The for­est slowly dis­ap­peared as the park turned into a deer park. Fal­low deer still roam the land to­day.

Above. The beau­ti­ful ex­te­rior of Charlecote Park, set in for­mal gar­dens, has a park­land set­ting. Left. Ser­vant bells still re­main at Charlecote Park. In their day, th­ese would sum­mon the ser­vants when the lord and lady of the house were in need of as­sista

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