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Fonthill Abbey

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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the Gothic house in Wiltshire of the English writer and collector William Beckford (1759–1844); he is said to have spent over a quarter of a million on it in the course of sixteen years, ... More
Fonthill Abbey

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The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Wiltshire, England, was built from 1796 by William Beckford whose father, Alderman Beckford, had bought the ancient estate c.1736...

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