Prominently situated in a walled garden, Whitehern is an outstanding example of a mid-nineteenth-century urban estate originally owned by a wealthy industrialist. The house today has a multi-layered character that reflects the alterations made by three generations of the McQuestens. It contains elements from many time periods– Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian–all overlaid with original possessions dating up to 1939 when the Honorable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of W.W. II when the niceties of a bygone era were about to disappear forever.
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