Talk:Waddesdon Manor

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Are the staircase towers really based on the staircase at Château de Chambord, or the one at Château de Blois? Sotakeit 13:53, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

The article has now made its mind up. Chambord without a doubt [1] Giano | talk 16:06, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

The actual layout of Waddesdon seems to be inspired on Château de Chambord, less symmetrical maybe. The twin staircase-towers that are the issue here and are discussed with the picture seem to be inspired by the one at the Château de Blois. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:29, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

How much would it be worth?[edit]

Any estimates of how much would it be worth in today's market?

  • Or about the square footage? Or any explanation of why nobody bats an eyelash when the Rothschilds donate an estate to the National Trust while still keeping and controlling it as their residence? It must be nice to donate things to yourself.
"Waddesdon was bequeathed to the National trust in 1957 - the Manor not the estate; the Trust controlled the Manor completely for many years. Lord Rothschild now overseas the house, but it is still owned by the National Trust. No member of the Rothschild family uses the house as their residence. Under the present Rothschild management, the house and its collection is in a better state of repair than ever before. In fact, the collection has grown considerably and the house is open to the public far more frequently than under the National Trust. That is why nobody is batting an eyelash. Giano (talk) 20:39, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

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Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor is a country house located in the Aylesbury Vale, in Buckinghamshire, England. The house was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild as a weekend residence. The last member of the Rothschild family to own Waddesdon was James de Rothschild, who bequeathed the house and its contents to the National Trust. Waddesdon Manor is now administered by a charitable trust that is overseen by Jacob Rothschild. It is one of the National Trust's most visited properties, with around 335,000 visitors annually.Photograph: David Iliff

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