Sunday, 5 July 2009

This is a glimpse of Dewlish House. The British were very good a making parkland for big houses. I'm not sure about the history of Dewlish House, it might have been built for a Nabob (someone who made a fortune in India) or a returning slave owner from a Caribbean plantation. One owner of note was Field Marshal John Michel. He looted the summer palace in Peking, loaded all the loot on a ship, sent it all back to Dewlish and burned down the summer palace.