Calverton Manor

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Restoration Home, Series 1 Episode 5 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Calverton Manor is a collage of different architectural styles with parts thought to date back as far as the 14th century. And it comes with its very own legend involving a rich widow, the local butcher, pots of gold and murder.

As the building's architectural and historical secrets begin to emerge - including high treason and arranged marriages - owners David and Jeanette are faced with a renovation that is causing problems. A main beam holding up the house has been destroyed by woodworm - it's a miracle the building hasn't collapsed.

Whilst the building's past secrets are a constant fascination for the history-loving owners, the restoration process is proving to be much more testing than anyone predicted.

  • Restoration Home: Being the private eye of the past

    Restoration Home: Being the private eye of the past

    Presenter and social historian Dr Kate Williams on researching the history of the show's buildings: "At times, it seemed as if the answers would never be found - and then the most incredible sources turned up."

    Read and comment on Kate's post on the BBC TV blog
  • Photo: Calverton Manor

    Photo: Calverton Manor

    The restoration project for the team this week is Calverton Manor in Buckinghamshire.

Credits

Executive Producer
Annette Clarke
Executive Producer
Annette Clarke
Director
Joff Wilson
Director
Joff Wilson
Series Producer
Joff Wilson
Series Producer
Joff Wilson

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Kieran Long and Dr Kate Williams

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