Shugborough is a country estate in Milford, near Stafford, England, on the north-eastern edge of Cannock Chase. Milford is a village in the county of Staffordshire, England. This article is about the town of Stafford England For the larger local government district see Borough of Stafford. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Cannock Chase ( is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. It comprises a country house, kitchen garden and model farm. The English country house is generally accepted as a large House or Mansion, once in the ownership of an individual who also usually owned another Great
Shugborough is the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield. Earl of Lichfield is a title that has been created three times in British history It is situated near Stafford and about four miles from the market town of Rugeley and which is also about 15 miles from the city of Lichfield. This article is about the town of Stafford England For the larger local government district see Borough of Stafford. Rugeley is a historic Market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. Lichfield is a city and Civil parish in Staffordshire, England. The house was enlarged around 1750 under the architect James Stuart. James "Athenian" Stuart (1713 - 2 February 1788) was an English Archaeologist, Architect and artist best He also created follies and monuments in the grounds, including 'The Tower of Winds' — based on that in Greece — the Chinese House (a Chinese-style pagoda), an imitation of the arch of Hadrian, 'The Doric Temple', the Cat's Monument and the Shepherd's Monument. The Tower of the Winds, also called Horologion (timepiece is an octagonal Pentelic Marble Clocktower on the Roman Chinoiserie, a French term signifying "Chinese-esque" refers to a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the seventeenth century which reflecting The Arch of Hadrian is a monumental Gateway resembling – in some respects - a Roman Triumphal arch. The Doric order was one of the three '''orders''' or organizational systems of Ancient Greek or Classical architecture; the other two Canonical
On the Shepherd's Monument is the Shugborough House inscription, which is thought by some to be an uncracked ciphertext containing a clue to the location of the Holy Grail, a theory fueled by the ancestral ties of the Anson family to the Knights Templar. Hall]] in Staffordshire, England has in its grounds an 18th-century Monument commissioned by Admiral George Anson 1st Baron Anson, bearing an Inscription According to Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish plate or cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers In recent years, codebreakers from the National Codes Center at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire were dispatched to try to unravel the elusive inscriptions. 
The entire estate was remodelled again at the turn of the 19th century. While the entire estate is owned by the National Trust, it has been maintained and operated by Staffordshire County Council since the 1960s on a 99-year lease. The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organization in England, Wales
Anne Margaret Coke, daughter of Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (seventh creation) married Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson, on Sept. Thomas William Coke 1st Earl of Leicester ( 6 May 1754 &ndash 30 June 1842) became famous for his advanced methods of Animal husbandry 15, 1794, at Holkham Hall, Norfolk, where she was born. Holkham Hall is an eighteenth-century Country house located adjacent to the village of Holkham, on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk Her married name became Anson and she was styled Viscountess Anson on Feb. 17, 1806. Anne Margaret Coke Anson died in London in 1843 at age 64. She is buried at Shugborough. 
The grounds are connected to the nearby village of Great Haywood by the Essex Bridge, built in the middle ages, and also contain many sculptures as well as Stuart's follies. Great Haywood (is a Village in central Staffordshire, England, just off the A51 about four miles from Rugeley. Essex Bridge may refer to Essex Bridge Staffordshire Essex Bridge (now Grattan Bridge) Dublin Ireland
The Lord of the Rings' author J. R. R. Tolkien stayed in Great Haywood during the winter of 1916/17 and in his story 'The Tale of the Sun and the Moon' (The Book of Lost Tales 1) he writes about a gnome called Gilfanon who owned an ancient house ". Great Haywood (is a Village in central Staffordshire, England, just off the A51 about four miles from Rugeley. . . the House of a Hundred Chimneys, that stands nigh the bridge of Tavrobel". Tavrobel being a village near the confluence of two rivers - if you stand on the Essex Bridge you can see where the river Sow meets the river Trent. Essex Bridge may refer to Essex Bridge Staffordshire Essex Bridge (now Grattan Bridge) Dublin Ireland Shugborough Hall has about eighty chimneys.
Another fantasy author, Mark Chadbourn, features Shugborough and the mysterious bas-relief in the gardens in his novel The Hounds of Avalon, part of The Dark Age sequence. Mark Chadbourn is an English fantasy science fiction and horror author with eleven novels (and one non-fiction book published around the world " The Dark Age " is episode 8 of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the novel, the gardens provide a point of access to the magical Otherworld of Celtic mythology.
The house contains a collection of photographs by the house's most illustrious resident, the royal photographer, the late Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield. Thomas Patrick John Anson 5th Earl of Lichfield ( 25 April 1939 &ndash 11 November 2005) was an English Photographer and Earl Lichfield was the first cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, his mother Anne Bowes-Lyon (1917 - 1980) having been a niece of the late Queen Mother. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II Patrick Anson was divorced from Leonora Anson, Countess of Lichfield, daughter of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster. Leonora Anson Countess of Lichfield LVO (born 1 February 1949) was born as Leonora Mary Grosvenor, a daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster Robert George Grosvenor 5th Duke of Westminster DSO TD JP DL ( April 24 1910 &ndash 19 February 1979 The Countess has retained her title despite the divorce and she has not remarried.
The grounds and mansion house are open to the public and include a working model farm museum dating from 1805 complete with a working watermill, kitchens and dairy, and rare breeds of farm animals and a tea room. This article is about a type of structure For other locational uses see Milldam. For the Banana Yashimoto novel see Kitchen (novel A kitchen, is a room or part of a room (sometimes called "kitchen A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal Milk &mdashmostly from goats or cows, but also from buffalo, Sheep The walled garden, also dating from 1805, was restored in 2006 and is also open to the public. A walled garden is a Garden enclosed by high Walls These walls may serve a Decorative or Security purpose but their original function
The house incorporates the historical servants' quarters. Within these the brewhouse is to be found, which was restored in 1990. It is the only log-fired brewery in the country that still produces beer commercially. Plans are in place to open this to the public every weekend from 2007 onwards.
Nearby is Milford Hall, the estate of the Levett Haszard family, who are related to the Ansons and who sit on the board of Shugborough. Milford Hall is a privately owned 18th century country mansion house at Milford, near Stafford. Levett is an Anglo-Norman territorial Surname deriving from the village of Livet-en-Ouche now Jonquerets-de-Livet, in Eure, Normandy 
The Anson family purchased the Shugborough estate in the 17th century from Thomas Whitby. The Anson family of Shugbourgh produced some remarkable men, among them George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, George Anson (British soldier), General George Anson (1769-1849), George Edward Anson, and Thomas Anson (MP). Admiral George Anson 1st Baron Anson PC RN ( 23 April 1697 &ndash 6 June 1762) was a British George Edward Anson (1812-1849 was a courtier and British politician Thomas Anson (c 1695 - 30 March 1773) was a British Member of Parliament, traveller and amateur architect There have been seven ships in the Royal Navy christened [[HMS Anson]] through the years honoring the first Baron Anson's circumnavigation of the earth.