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Did you know that Mapledurham House is the original setting for Toad of Toad Hall? Or so some suggest - there are at least four other contenders, however: Cliveden (too grand even for Mr Toad?); Constable Burton Hall in Yorkshire; Foxwarren Park near Cobham ; and Lullebrook Manor in Cookham Berkshire. Of them all Mapledurham has perhaps the charm seen in E.H. Shepard ís drawings; but Lullebrook Manor may have been Grahame ís inspiration, near his childhood home The Mount and the house he moved to with wife and son in 1906, Mayfield.

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