The Manor Reborn

The Manor Reborn

4 Episodes

The property in question is the 500-year-old Avebury Manor in Wiltburn, which a team of historians, experts and volunteers works to refurbish. The project considers the story of Britain across five centuries, exploring a range of craft and furniture-making skills and reveals the invention of "the home." Once fully restored, the house will be one of only a few National Trust properties open to the public where they are able to touch and explore all aspects of the manor.

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The Manor Reborn
  • The Manor Reborn - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    A team of historians, experts and volunteers reinterpreting 500-year-old Avebury Manor in Wiltshire, putting the country house in to a national and historic perspective.

  • The Manor Reborn - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Work at Avebury Manor finally gets under way, but will the National Trust accept the outlandish colour scheme being proposed for the Queen's bedroom? Designer Russell Sage sets about renovating the run-down bed he bought at auction into a four-poster fit for Tudor nobles. Penelope Keith and Paul ...

  • The Manor Reborn - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    While Penelope Keith gets to grips with gorging Georgians, Paul Martin travels to China to see the making of the most exotic wallpaper commissioned in recent times. The experts come to blows over the royal bed, and the opening of the Victorian kitchen garden is threatened by hungry rabbits and an...

  • The Manor Reborn - Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Russell Sage and the historical experts rush to get the house finished for opening day. But with the wallpaper held up in customs, a Queen Anne bed that is too big for the room and a last minute dash for furnishings, how can it possibly come together in time? Will the National Trust accept the ou...