Woodchester A Gothic Vision

Read the story of William Leigh, Benjamin Bucknall

and of the building of Woodchester Mansion

Liz Davenport, Archivist of Woodchester Mansion Trust has spent ten years researching the story of Woodchester Mansion and of the Leigh family. The result of that work is a fascinating account of how wealthy Catholic convert William Leigh came to Woodchester, and why Woodchester Mansion was never completed.

If you've visited the Mansion then you're sure to have unanswered questions - find the answers in this comprehensive history of the extended Leigh family, of the roles of the architects Augustus Pugin, Charles Hansom and Benjamin Bucknall, and of how Leigh's estate became the property of his two granddaughters.

If you would like to share your experience with others, and to whet their appetites and encourage them to visit the Mansion, this is the perfect Christmas gift.

Or, if you would just like to learn more about Woodchester Mansion, this is a must for your Christmas reading list.

Woodchester A Gothic Vision is available as an e-book from Amazon Kindle, price £7.50.

All proceeds from the sale of the book go to Woodchester Mansion Trust.

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