A Thousand Fancies
The Collection of Charles Wade of Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor is a unique National Trust property, containing the lifetime collection of one unconventional man. Charles Wade was plantation owner, architect, artist and collector in one; he admired all kinds of craftsmanship and collected pieces from all over the world to display in his Cotswold manor house. He landscaped the grounds, handcrafted model villages, and created a memorable visitor experience, one that can still be enjoyed today, long after his death.
This is the biography of a truly captivating English gentleman, written by Jonathan Howard who worked for the National Trust and began his research whilst he was House Steward of Snowshill Manor.