HISTORIC home of the Blount family for more than 500 years, Mapledurham House is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion open to
HISTORIC home of the Blount family for more than 500 years, Mapledurham House is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion open to the public at weekends and bank holidays from Easter until the end of September.
The house contains a fine collection of paintings and portraits, original ceilings and great oak staircases. The beautiful private family chapel, an addition in the 1790s, is a delight. The watermill is last working mill and now houses the first hydro-powered turbine, on the River Thames. Various events are held throughout the year and this year, for the first time, there will be a re-enactment of the Second World War on March 30 and 31, followed by a children’s Easter quiz on April 1.
Visitors may arrive by boat from nearby Caversham and no visit is complete without a delicious cream tea. The house is four miles north-west of Reading, and is accessible by road or by river. For full details and to find out about all events please call 0118 972 3350 or visit the website www. mapledurham.co.uk