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Homeplace for the Hussey Family...

The Darrell family owned the estate for some 350 years. In 1778 Edward Hussey bought the estate and his grandson, also Edward, built the 'new' Castle to the designs of Anthony Salvin, from sandstone quarried from the slope below. The hollow created was developed into a Quarry Garden and contains a 100-million-year-old impression of a dinosaur's footprint.

On Christopher Hussey's death in 1970 the estate was left to the National Trust. Several apartments in the castle and on the estate were let out by the Trust, with tenants including Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who rented the Belfry flat for a time during the 1970s and 1980s, when it served as a weekend escape for her from Westminster life.

Vernia "Ma Byars" Swindell Byars is related to Edward several times over ...

Ariel View of Scotney Castle

Owner/Source"Edward Hussey Pedigree", Archaeologia Cantiana - Vol. 17 1878 page 42, SCOTNEY CASTLE By Edward Hussey,, forwarded by Martha Ann Millsaps,, Sunday, November 5th, 2017,, retrieved, recorded & uploaded to the website,, Saturday, November 6th, 2017, by David A. Hennessee,
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