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Sir Herbert Baker’s Cobham house Owletts to reopen

13:33 14 January 2013

Owletts house in Cobham

Owletts house in Cobham

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The house of one of the early 20th century’s leading British architects is to be reopened to the public after a two-year restoration project.

Owletts, in Cobham, was the house of Sir Herbert Baker from his birth in 1862 to his later years in the mid 1930s.

After starting his career in Gravesend Baker embarked for South Africa where he spent 20 years becoming a notable influence on building design.

In 1938 he gave his Cobham house to the National Trust and it has since remained virtually unchanged.

Gareth Wiltshire from the National Trust said: “It really is a time capsule of life at the end of the British Empire with so many things that tell the story of Sir Herbert Baker’s life and times.”

An open day will be held on Sunday February 3 from 2-4pm for volunteers to sign up to help when Owletts reopens on Sundays from April 7.

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