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49 - SEZINCOTE - ENGLAND

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At the heart of the English countryside in Gloucestershire, north-west of Oxford, the Sezincote estate houses a surprising dwelling. It is the work of the Cockerell brothers – British aristocrats of the end of the eighteenth century.

Sezincote’s history is one of family. Right as they came back from India where they spent long years serving the crown, the Cockerells acquired the estate in 1794. The house was then no more than a “plain old” English manor. Charles Cockerell transformed it into an Indian palace – which was quite a singular architectural style in England at the time. Lord and Lady Kleinwort bought the domain back in 1943. They then restored the buildings that suffered greatly from both World Wars and added a Persian garden. The estate also encompasses a farm whose facades are adorned with Indian ornaments. And to perfect the scenery, an Indian taxi from Delhi that Edward gifted his wife is parked in front of the house.
 

Director(s) : EBERMANN (TIMOTHEE)

Producer(s) : Bo Travail !, ARTE FRANCE

Production Year : 2018
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.