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Chapel Brochure

'The Chapel & Courtyard' is the sixth and final brochure in the series of publications to be published at Eaton and is now available to purchase from the Eaton Estate office.

 

The Parrot House

Another design by Sir Alfred Waterhouse, but in terracotta rather than red brick, this was completed in 1881.

Equipped with central heating it was intended to provide an environment suitable for exotic birds, hence the name, although there is no evidence that it was ever used for this purpose except when it was briefly home to a few budgerigars in the late 1900s.

Today the exhibition in the Parrot House depicts works by the Victorian artist, Henry Stacy Marks RA (1829-1898) who was commissioned in the 1870s to paint twelve decorative panels of birds for the 1st Duke.