Shugborough is a country estate in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England, 4 miles from Stafford on the edge of Cannock Chase. It comprises a country house, kitchen garden, and model farm. In 1960, Patrick Lichfield inherited Shugborough from his grandfather the Fourth Earl of Lichfield, Thomas Edward Anson. It had been his grandfather’s desire to open the house to the public and a landmark agreement was reached to do just this in 1966.
The National Trust took ownership of the property while Staffordshire County Council committed to lease, conserve and maintain the property for 99 years. It is thanks to this lease that the house, utilitarian buildings and gardens are as we see them today.
In the grounds have been built 8 monuments over the years, I managed to photograph 6 of them during our visit in September and you will see each of these six during the week.
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