Charlton hunting lodge displays sumptuous interior

The poshest bed sit in the country - Fox Hall at Charlton owned by the Landmark Trust which held an open day.'''C120825-1  Chi Fox Hall  Photo Louise Adams
The poshest bed sit in the country - Fox Hall at Charlton owned by the Landmark Trust which held an open day.'''C120825-1 Chi Fox Hall Photo Louise Adams

FOX Hall in Charlton opened its doors to the public recently to show off its finely decorated interior and rich history.

The simple brick exterior of the hunting lodge hides rooms decorated with gilded alcoves and portraits of hunting scenes hang from the walls.

The hunting lodge was built in 1730 for the 2nd Duke of Richmond when he took part in the famous Charlton Hunt, which was founded by the Duke of Monmouth
in 1670.

Ailsa Roworth-Stokes, from the Landmark Trust, said: “Despite the weather it was a great day, enjoyed by all, and about 400 visitors attended the open day.

“The local community both enjoyed and significantly helped the Landmark Trust to make this a successful day, providing car parking and help throughout the weekend.

“We would like to thank the local community, staff and everyone involved for making the open day such a success.”