Ten year anniversary of National Trust caring for Godolphin

Godolphin door

2017 marks the ten year anniversary of the National Trust’s acquisition of Godolphin house and garden, and the continuation of the careful conservation of this ancient and atmospheric place, initiated by the Schofields.

The National Trust officially bought Godolphin on the 23rd July 2007 from Mary Schofield. Her husband Sydney Schofield purchased Godolphin in 1937 when he brought his entire farm from Suffolk to this historic place. The Schofields were dedicated to Godolphin estate and over the years they devoted much of their time and finances into saving Godolphin from falling into disrepair. This is something that the National Trust has continued to focus on and implement over the years.

You are invited to look back over the past 10 years and celebrate with us on this decade of the National Trust caring for Godolphin. We will be celebrating the notions of care and work carried out by the Schofield family as well as previous and current generations of Godolphin workers. Throughout the summer as you travel across Godolphin listen to the subtle voices and stories from these people, past and present that have worked or cared for Godolphin helping to secure the future of the historic house, garden and estate. As well as the soundscape you can visit the Cider House and piggery tea-room to see an exhibition of recent and past photographs taken from around Godolphin. These photographs detail some of the conservation work and care that people have given to Godolphin over the years.There are family activities to have a go at too on a visit this summer.