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Garsington Manor

Garsington Manor, in the village of Garsington, near Oxford, England, is a Tudor building, best known as the former home of Lady Ottoline Morrell. The manor was built on land once owned by the son of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, and at one time had the name "Chaucers". Lady Ottoline and her husband, Philip Morrell[?], bought the manor house[?] in 1914, at which time it was in a state of disrepair, having been in use as a farmhouse. They completely restored it, creating landscaped Italian-style gardens, and it became a haven for their friends, including D.H. Lawrence, Siegfried Sassoon, Lytton Strachey, and Bertrand Russell. In 1916, they invited conscientious objectors, including Clive Bell, to come and work on the home farm for the duration of the war, so as to avoid prosecution. The Morrells moved out in 1928.



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