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Pon Disraeli’s death, his nephew extended the house, thoroughly modernised it, and radically changed the layout of several rooms. Since being left to the National Trust, it has gradually been restored to reflect the amosphere of the midVictorian home that Benjamin and his wife had such a deep affection for. This is most apparent in Disraeli’s study, one of the rooms that has remained least altered in the house. It was the hub of Disraeli’s life, from where he conducted much of his political work, his personal correspondence, and his novel writing.

Uk Find exact location using Multimap 59 Lyddington Bede House o set the scene, visualise a picture postcard village with rows of pretty limestone cottages, and an ancient parish church and graveyard situated in an elevated position overlooking the small community. Giving a splendid visual impact to the old churchyard, a further terrace of medieval buildings seem somehow incomplete. The architecture is distinctly ecclesiastical, but the purpose is not at all evident from first sight. Further investigation of this mysteriously appealing little complex, however, reveals a fascinating building with an equally intriguing history.

N the first floor, and at the opposite end of the house to the bedchamber, is a large gallery dedicated to two adventurous members of the Oates’ family. These young men, daring explorers of their time, both died as a result of their intrepid lifestyles. Captain Lawrence Oates is well remembered for his final declaration to his companions, “I am just going outside, I may be some time”. This signalled Oates’ death during the notorious expedition to the South Pole with Captain Scott in 1912, when all five members died in tragic circumstances.

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