The former home of English composer Gerald Finzi has gone on sale today in Ashamsworth, Hampshire. Church Farm, which was built by the composer in 1939 to replace the original farmhouse that stood on the site, also has associations with composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and cellist Jacqueline du Pré who often visited the Finzi family.
The property which includes 10 bedrooms, three bathrooms, a music room, period outbuildings, conservatory and orchards, spans across 15.89 acres and is fitted with a commemorative English Heritage Blue Plaque.
‘Church Farm has continued to retain strong links with English music and this is celebrated by an engraved glass window by Whistler in St James’s church opposite,’ says Jackson-Stops & Staff sales negotiator James Dawson. ‘Gerald Finzi was also a keen orchard keeper and planted many rare varieties of apple trees and other fruits here. He was in fact responsible for rescuing several old English apples from extinction and it is likely that many of these remain at the property.’
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