Dorneywood is an eighteenth-century brick house set in the grounds of Burnham Beeches. The house was added to around 1850 and rebuilt in the same plain Georgian style after a fire in 1910. Sir Courtauld Greenwood Courtauld-Thomson (1865–1954) acquired the house in 1919. He gave it to the National Trust in 1942, to serve as an official country residence for a Secretary of State or other Minister of the Crown. The most significant painting, on the draught lobby screening the front door, is ‘Ave Silvae Dornii’ (1928), a trompe l’oeil by Rex Whistler.
National Trust, Dorneywood
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19 September 2020
Did you know that 90% of traditional #orchards have disappeared since the 1950s? Pears have been flourishing in our orchards this year. Here's a pear and rum cake #recipe recommended by the chefs @HintonAmpnerNT: https://t.co/IpfPePHdaG National Trust / Hugh Mothersole https://t.co/ZDrdHO8hcg