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Category:Basildon Park

Català: Basildon Park és una casa de camp situada en el comtat de Berkshire (Anglaterra), entre les vil·les de Upper Basildon i Lower Basildon, i prop del poble de Reading. Actualment, l'edifici és propietat de la National Trust (Fundació Nacional per a Llocs d'Interés Històric o de Bellesa Natural) i està inscrit en la Listed Building anglesa per la seva importància arquitectònica, històrica o cultural.
Deutsch: Basildon Park ist ein Herrenhaus in der englischen Grafschaft Berkshire. Es liegt zwischen den Ortschaften Upper Basildon und Lower Basildon unweit der Stadt Reading.
English: Basildon Park is a country house situated 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of Goring-on-Thames and Streatley in Berkshire, between the villages of Upper Basildon and Lower Basildon. It is owned by the National Trust and is a Grade I listed building. The house was built between 1776 and 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes and designed by John Carr in the Palladian style at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Thus, the interiors are in a neoclassical "Adamesque" style. Never fully completed, the house passed through a succession of owners. In 1910 it was standing empty and in 1914, it was requisitioned by the British Government as an army convalescent hospital. It was again sold in 1928 and quickly sold again. In 1929, following a failed attempt to dismantle and rebuild the house in the USA, it was stripped of many of its fixtures and fittings and all but abandoned. During World War II, the house was again requisitioned and served as a barracks, a training ground for tanks, and finally a prisoner of war camp—all activities unsuited to the preservation of an already semi-derelict building. In 1952, a time when thousands of British country houses were being demolished, it was said of Basildon Park "to say it was derelict, is hardly good enough, no window was left intact and most were repaired with cardboard or plywood." Today, Basildon Park is as notable for its mid 20th century complete renaissance and restoration, by Lord and Lady Iliffe, as it is for its architecture. In 1978, the Iliffes gave the house, together with its park and a large endowment for its upkeep, to the National Trust in the hope that "The National Trust will protect it and its park for future generations to enjoy."
Norsk bokmål: Basildon Park er en herregård i Berkshire i England, mellom Upper Basildon og Basildon, ikke langt fra Reading. Det eies av National Trust.

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