When she was finished, she introduced Anna McEvoy to us. Anna is the House Custodian & Research Manager at Stowe. She described in detail the history of the school and the preservation project that restored the library. The Stowe House Preservation Trust funded the project which was completed in 2010. Anna then gave us a tour of the rest of Stowe School before releasing us to enjoy the gardens of Stowe which are owned and operated by the National Trust.
The fireplaces are the original fireplaces.
You can see the restored ceiling in the mirrors above and in the tops of the pictures below.
This ceiling contains £20,000 of gold leaf.
The original bookcases with the caging
have been restored and are still used today.
|This is the circulation desk in the Library.|
|This is the rear entrance of the school.|
Libby the Library Lion signing off...