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09/04/2020

Appeal: Marquee would ‘dominate’ grade-I listed country house

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Plans to install a marquee at Moggerhanger House, one of only three surviving houses designed by Sir John Soane, have been rejected by an inspector, who cited heritage and parking concerns.

purchased for £1 in 1994 by Isabelle Hay, countess of Erroll, who lived nearby. Following a decade-long £7 million refurbishment project, it now operates as a wedding and conference venue. 

In 2018, the preservation trust for the house and gardens set up by Lady Erroll sought permission to install a marquee within its walled kitchen garden, separately listed at grade II.

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