Wallington House and Langdale Valley: The Trevelyan Family’s Enduring Legacy
On its 100 anniversary, Laura Trevelyan, BBC anchor/correspondent and Royal Oak board member, will lecture on her family’s great gift to the National Trust and her family’s legacy. Laura’s great-grandfather, the celebrated historian George Macaulay Trevelyan, loved nature and was an advocate for the public’s right to access green spaces. He donated much of the Langdale Valley in the Lake District to the National Trust in 1920.
Trevelyan’s example helped persuaded his brother, politician Sir Charles Trevelyan, to donate the family seat of Wallington, a Palladian style country house in Northumberland owned by the family since the late 18th century, to the Trust in 1941. In fact, the family could ill afford to keep up the expensive property and donated it without an endowment! Join Royal Oak as Ms. Trevelyan talks about her family’s history, their estate, and their incredible legacy to the National Trust.