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    Angelsey Abbey

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Angelsey Abbey was built in the early 1100s, was owned and modified several times, and finally bought by brothers Huttelston and Henry Broughton in 1926, because they wanted to be close to the horse-racing tracks. They were the American-born sons of a wealthy English couple; they moved back to England when the boys were teenagers.

    The house was in disrepair, but they made it a country home where they could entertain their racing and shooting friends. After Henry got married, he sold his share to his brother, then titled 1st Lord Fairhaven. He then made the home a showplace, where he housed his huge collections of art, clocks, and books.
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