Founded in 1895, The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (commonly known as the National Trust) is a charity that works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The National Trust owns over 500 heritage properties, including many historic houses and gardens, as well as industrial monuments and social history sites, many of which are open to the public.
Properties holding a (significant) collection of Dutch and Flemish art include, but are not limited to:
- Ascott House in Wing, near Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire
- Buckland Abbey in Yelverton, Devon
- Dyrham Park in Dyrham near Bath, Gloucestershire
- Ham House in Ham, Surrey
- Penrhyn Castle in Bangor, Wales
- Petworth House in Petworth, West Sussex
- Polesden Lacey in Great Bookham, Surrey
- Saltram in Plymptom, Devon
- Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire
- Upton House near Banbury, Warwickshire
- Waddesdon Manor in Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Related CODART publications
Dr. Annette de Vries, “Alastair Laing Interviewed”, CODARTfeatures, February 2013.