The Rebirth of an English Country House in Bath

Thursday 31st January

  • Venue Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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After being deserted for four decades and having fallen into serious disrepair, the sixteenth-century English country house of the Earls of Shaftesbury has undergone a thorough renovation—from the roof, structural walls, and interiors of St Giles House to the surrounding grounds, gardens, and exquisite shell-lined grotto— all helmed by The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, Nicholas Edmund Anthony Ashley-Cooper. Chronicling the extensive five year renovation of this storied property, The Rebirth of an English Country House offers a front row seat into the trials and tribulations, and eventual successes, of the renaissance of the property, dramatic transformations that honour the past, while embracing twenty-first-century living.