A Triumphant Return

An acclaimed restoration has brought an outstanding house back to life

Posted on 16.09.22

St Giles House Triumphant Return House View
Country Life

When Country Life last covered St Giles House, in 1943, it was the home of the 9th Earl of Shaftesbury and seemed a survival from a vanished world. The Earl, Lord Chamberlain to Queen Mary, had inherited the estate in 1886, married a Grosvenor and carried out works of enhancement to the house before the First World War, including creation of a small private chapel by Ninian Comper and the construction of a new formal garden.

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