Englefield House

Project: Englefield House
Location: Berkshire

Historical Background

Englefield House is an Elizabethan country house with surrounding estate at Englefield in the English county of Berkshire, owned by the Benyon family. Englefield is named after a battle there between the Saxons and the Danes in AD 871. It is thought to mean 'Englishman's battle field' or 'Field of angels' becoming Englefield in time.

The Project

A number of tapestry designs from the Devonshire Hunting series were used at Englefield House as wall-hangings for a room that is used by the local community.  It was felt the room needed to be decorated to provide chanracter, and it was decided that the tapestry-design wall-hangings were in keeping with the building's history.