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Burghley House

History of Burghley House

Listed Building:

Burghley House was built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Elizabeth I, who was created Baron Burghley in 1571. Building began in 1555 and continued for a long period, into the 1580s. Today it represents one of the most impressive C16 buildings surviving in England and has remained in the hands of the Cecil family throughout its history.


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