Woodchester - A Gothic Vision

Woodchester - A Gothic Vision

The story of William Leigh, Benjamin Bucknall and the building of Woodchester Mansion.


Do you have problems finding presents for your family and friends?

This book is the ideal gift for anyone who has visited the Mansion and has been intrigued by the amazing building.

Written by the Mansion archivist, Liz Davenport, it tells how the wealthy Catholic convert William Leigh came to Woodchester and why his wonderful Mansion was never finished.

If you've visited the house 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 enjoyment of the Mansion with others and encourage them to visit, this is the perfect gift.

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

The Neo-Gothic Mansion was an on-trend example of mid-nineteenth century architectural design; the book, written in the twenty-first century digital era, is only available as an e-book from Amazon Kindle, price £7.50.

It is now possible to purchase a Kindle book as a gift for someone else.

All proceeds from the sales go to Woodchester Mansion Trust.





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