Barrington Court in Somerset has seen many changes of ownership during its long history:
Sir Giles Daubeney was Henry VII's Ambassador to France; William Clifton, a wealthy London
merchant, rebuilt the house in the 16th century; William Strode was responsible for the 17th century
stable block; and Colonel A Lyle restored the house in the early 20th century, by which time it had
become a gutted shell. It is now in the care of the National Trust and is leased to Stuart Interiors
who use it to display their collection of period and reproduction furniture.