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Friar Park is a large private estate with a gothic mansion located in Henley. It was built by Sir Frank Crisp and was the home of the Beatle George Harrison.

Friar Park is a large private estate with a gothic mansion located in Henley. It was built by Sir Frank Crisp and was the home of the Beatle George Harrison.


Did You Know These Facts About Friar Park, Henley?

In the 1900s Henley used to draw water from a well in Dean Field Valley. This went down 244 feet and pumped water up to a reservoir in Badgemore that held enough water for 2-3 days.

In May 2008 Olivia Harrison with designer Yvonne Innes won a Silver-Gilt award at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show for their garden entitled "From Life to Life, A Garden for George". Many congratulations!

True? George Harrison used to have a nickname for Friar Park; "crakerbox palace". Can anybody verify this please?

We know that there is a replica of the Matterhorn but did you know there is/was an actual piece of rock from the mountain itself.

Now here's an interesting one from a very reliable source but any confirmation would be nice. On the ceiling of one entrance of the house there is a blown up copy of a cheque made out for a very large amount to the Inland Revenue! True?

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