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Private Tour of Taplow Court, House and Gardens – Group 1
21 September at 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm
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Join us for a special tour of Taplow Court’s house and gardens. Taplow Court, a mid 19th century mansion set high above the Thames near Maidenhead, is the home of SGI-UK, a lay Buddhist society. The Taplow site has a long history of continuous human habitation. In the Iron Age a massive hillfort covered the site and the famous 7th century Anglo-Saxon burial mound can still be seen in the garden. There has been a manor house here since before 1066 and the manor was successively owned by the monks of Merton Priory, until the Dissolution, and then by the Hampson family in the 17th century, who came under attack during the Civil War.
In the 18th century, Taplow Court was the home of the Earls and Countesses of Orkney. In the mid-19th Century the house was given its present Jacobean-revival/French Gothic appearance by the architect William Burn. Taplow Court is in an 85 acre estate with beautiful gardens.
After the Second World War, Taplow Court was owned by British Telecommunications Research and Plessey Electronics.
SGI-UK an international Buddhist movement came here in 1988 and has refurbished the interiors and created new gardens around the house.