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Offline carl fraley

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« on: July 10, 2006, 12:03:17 AM »
Does anyone know if King Olav inherited Appleton House from his mother upon her death in 1938? Appleton was a gift from King Edward VII to maud upon her marriage. Since it is on the Royal Estate of Sandringham did it revert back to King George VI upon mauds death??


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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2006, 09:49:27 AM »
I believe Olav did inherit it upon his mother's death. He didn't spend much time in England so I'm pretty sure he sold it. I don't believe that it is still standing nowadays though.
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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 08:38:08 PM »
Last I heard it still was in 70's...

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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006, 10:00:41 PM »
I think someone posted once that it was no longer standing but those threads are gone now.  :(
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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006, 02:59:51 PM »
I would be suprised if it had been demolished especially as it was part of the Sandringham estate. It's probably gone the same way as York Cottage i.e. offices or accomodation for employees. If i'm up that way I will try and find out! :)
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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006, 08:32:59 PM »
Thanks ! Pic on what it looks right now would be really nice...

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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 09:43:02 PM »
I asked on the Scandinavian Royals board and this is what a poster wrote:

"After Queen Maud's death it was given back to the British Royal Family and it was later pulled down."
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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2006, 08:59:28 AM »
Really ? How sad...But I think the estate must have records...

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Re: Appleton House
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006, 12:52:11 PM »
I learnt today that Appleton House was pulled down in about 1980 :( It was neglected after the war and dry rot set in, which is awful staff. Some of the gardens remain. The tour guide said that they often get Norwegians asking after the house :)
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006, 02:57:25 PM »
Hi everyone, here are a few photos of Sandringham House and Gardens. It really is beautiful and it is clear why Queen Alexandra loved it so much. I wonder if Toria missed it much when she moved to Coppins? or perhaps she was just glad to finally have a place of her own.  In the Hall is a beautiful signed picture of Nicky and also a large one of Alix, Dagmar and Thyra.



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Re: Sandringham
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2006, 03:02:29 PM »
Isn't this light fantastic craftmanship?





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Re: Sandringham
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2006, 03:04:20 PM »
Some graves of the Queens labradors...



Some more including "Susan" who I think was one of her first Corgies.

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Re: Sandringham
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2006, 03:08:57 PM »
The front...imagine the carriages rolling up with the distinguished guests? There's a photo in the museum of the Wales princesses standing out here with a carriage and Charlotte K. looking out of the window on the right of the entrance.



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Re: Sandringham
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2006, 03:11:25 PM »
A couple more..



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Re: Sandringham
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2006, 03:20:53 PM »
Some of Queen Alexandras pets graves..and along the back too. Very sweet they were.



A view of the lake. The RF would go boating on here and ice skating! The little building is called "Alexandra nest box" theirs a plaque inside from Sir Probyn and Queen Alexandra would sit in their.



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