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Kingston Maurward House

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Kingston Maurward House
Kingston Maurward
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 8PY
England

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Kingston Maurward House :-
Set in idyllic surroundings, Kingston Maurward House and Gardens are Dorset's best kept secret.

A tranquil, peaceful and intimate spot, beautifully situated in undulating Dorset countryside, with a picturesque lake, broad sweeping lawns and formal gardens.

This 18th century Mansion House was built for George Pitt, a cousin of Prime Minister Pitt the younger. The Mansion is featured in Thomas Hardy's first published novel "Desperate Remedies" as "Knapwater House" . Nearby lies Stinsford Parish Church, which had a strong association with the Hardy family.

Approached through parkland, the House and its beautiful state-rooms make the perfect venue for marriage ceremonies and receptions, parties, balls, dinner dances, conferences, exhibitions, team-building days, luncheons and many other occasions.


Wedding Trivia:
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.

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