In 1958 Lynn Chadwick bought the house and grounds of Lypiatt Park near Stroud in Gloucestershire. According to Wikipedia, Chadwick commented, This place was the same price as a three-bedroom house…and nobody wanted it, so…I borrowed the money and came here. It was sort of wonderful, making another room habitable every year. Later he also acquired more of the surrounding valley in which he placed his work to create a sculpture park. Chadwick died in 2003 but the valley remains as a private sculpture park. A splendid opportunity to visit was offered this weekend through the auspices of the Stroud Civic Society as part of the annual Heritage Open Days scheme.
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