Wednesday, March 11, 2009

+ Lady Luttrell, widow of Sir Walter

Lady Luttrell, who died 9 March, 2009, was the widow of Colonel Sir 
Walter Luttrell, KCVO, head of that LG family, of Dunster Castle, who 
died in 2007, aged 87. Her husband was awarded an MC in 1945 for his 
part in the advance into Germany; he was also the last private owner 
of Dunster Castle, Somerset, which had been in his family's hands for 
600 years. 

Dramatically situated on top of a wooded hill, there has been a castle 
there since Norman times. The 13th-century gatehouse survives, but the 
present building was remodelled between 1868 and 1872 by Antony 
Salvin; the fine oak staircase and plasterwork of the 17th-century 
house that he adapted can still be seen. 


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