In 1654, Nostell became the property of the Winn family, who were soon made baronets by Charles II, having shown him great support during the Civil Wars. The following century, Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Baronet of Nostell, began work on a brand new, magnificent Palladian house, known today as Nostell Priory, in honor of the medieval canons who had once worshipped on the site. His descendants would cede the title, but in 1885, another Rowland Winn of Nostell, who was Conservative MP for North Lincolnshire, was made Baron St Oswald following his party’s election success.
Featuring stories about the formidable Swiss wife of the 5th Baronet, whose daughter ran away with the local baker, grand political rallies, secret marriages, and even murder, _Tales From the Big House: Nostell Priory_ offers the reader an exciting tour-de-force through some of the history of the site, and the owners and their servants who made this great house their home.
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Table of Contents
Picture credits xii
Introduction: Foundation xiii
Chapter 1 The Gargraves 1
Chapter 2 The Coming of the Winns 21
Chapter 3 Sabine Winn's Receipts 71
Chapter 4 Esther, the 6th Baronet, and the Williamsons 82
Chapter 5 Nostell in the News 113
Chapter 6 The Third Lord St Oswald 144
A Note on Sources 175