Eaton Estate - Postcard Exchange
In Northwest England, United Kingdom
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I have placed this cache in reminder of our first introduction to Caching while on a short break to Prague with friends, Prague Postcard Exchange GCMG51. The cache Itself is a regular sized sandwich box hidden just off the “Marchers Way by” the River Dee. Suitable foot wear is advisable as the path can become very muddy at certain times of the year. Free Parking can easily be found at N53 09.205 W002 52.570
Eaton estate has belonged to the Grosvenor family since the early 15th century, when Ralph Grosvenor married Joan, daughter of John Eaton and heiress to the estate.
The initial landscaping of the park is said to have been by Capability Brown and the formal gardens laid out by W. A. Nesfield in the middle of the 19th century.At the beginning of the 19th century some areas of the park were designed by John Webb, who also built the lake (now known as the Fish Pond) to the east of the house.In 1897–98 the Italian Garden was designed by Edwin Lutyens and it was re-designed in 1911 by Detmar Blow.Since the early 1990s the gardens have been further developed under Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster, and his wife, with the help of the garden designers Arabella Lennox-Boyd and Vernon Russell Smith;they are graded II* in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The house named Eaton Hall (cannot be seen from the cache site) has been rebuilt several times.In 1675 William Samwell designed the original Eaton Hall for Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Baronet of Eaton.This building was not completed until 1683, after Samwell's death. Between 1804 and 1812 William Porden reconstructed the house in a Gothic style for Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster. This was probably the most expensive building project ever on an English country house: a reflection of the Marquess of Westminster's status as the richest man in the United Kingdom.
This cache is a postcard exchange so if possible please bring one with you to either leave or exchange. Iam starting off with a collection of postcards which I have accumulated over the past couple of years.
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Last Updated: on 9/16/2017 7:43:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time (2:43 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum