Owletts: Architect Sir Herbert Baker's home restored


The Kent home of the designer of grand public buildings in South Africa and India, Sir Herbert Baker, is about to reopen to the public after a two-year restoration project.

Sir Herbert, who was born at Owletts, in Cobham, near Gravesend, gave the house to the National Trust in 1938. Its interiors are as they would have been when he lived there.

Among Sir Herbert's most well known buildings are the London landmarks South Africa House and India House.

He also worked for the Imperial War Graves Commission and designed the WWI cemetery at Tyne Cot near Ypres.

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