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Knebworth House is a country house near Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England. In Britain (and also in Ireland) the term country house generally refers to a large house which was built on an agricultural estate as the private residence of the landowner. ... Stevenage is a town and district in Hertfordshire, England, and is part of the London Commuter Belt. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...

The home of the Lytton family, it was originally a red-brick Tudor manor house but was transformed in 1843 into the present Gothic structure. Its most famous resident was Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the Victorian author, dramatist and statesman. Much of the interior was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and the herb garden was laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. The title of Earl of Lytton was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1880 for Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Baron Lytton, the former Viceroy of India and son of the novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton. ... The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round... A manor house is a country houses, which historically formed the centre of a manor (see Manorialism). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (May 25, 1803 - January 18, 1873) was an English novelist, playwright, and politician. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, June 20, 1837) gave her name to the historic era. ... Lutyens Early Life Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens OM (March 29, 1869 - January 1, 1944), a British architect, designed many English country houses and was instrumental in the layout and building of New Delhi. ... Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), created over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the USA. She contributed over 1,000 articles to Country Life, The Garden and other magazines. ...

It is open to the public and has many family-orientated attractions, but these days it is most famous for staging summer rock concerts. 30 miles north of London, it is approached directly from junction 7 of the A1(M) motorway. London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...

Rock concerts

Knebworth House has hosted Rock's elite since 1974 when The Allman Brothers Band attracted 60,000. Since then, it has been the scene of outdoor extravaganzas featuring Pink Floyd (1975, 1990), The Rolling Stones (1976), Genesis (1978, 1992), Frank Zappa (1978), Led Zeppelin (1979), The Beach Boys (1980), Cliff Richard (1983, 1990), Deep Purple (1985), Queen (1986- their final show), Elton John (1990) and Paul McCartney (1990). The Allman Brothers Band is a pioneering and innovative Southern rock group from Macon, Georgia originally popular in the 1970s, described by Rolling Stones George Kimball in 1971 as the best . ... Pink Floyd Pink Floyd is a British progressive rock band famous for its songwriting, harmonic classical rock compositions, bombastic style, striking album covers and elaborate live shows. ... For other uses, see Rolling Stones (disambiguation) The Rolling Stones in 1964 The Rolling Stones are a British rock and roll band who rose to prominence during the mid-1960s. ... Genesis is a progressive rock group that was formed in 1967 when founding members Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks were still students at Charterhouse School. ... Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American rock/jazz fusion musician, composer, and satirist. ... Led Zeppelin (clockwise from left: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones) Led Zeppelin was a British band noted for their innovative, influential approach to heavy blues-rock and as one of the most popular and influential bands of all time. ... The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, whose popularity has lasted into the twenty-first century. ... Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, India, on October 14, 1940) is the stage name of one of the UKs most popular singers. ... Deep Purple is the name of a British rock group, and is also the name of a song composed by Peter De Rose, from which the band may have borrowed its name. ... Queen is a British rock band which was popular in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born March 25, 1947) is a highly successful British pop singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... Paul McCartney, as photographed by Richard Avedon for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney, KBE, MBE (born June 18, 1942), better known as Paul McCartney, is a British musician, composer, and producer, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ...

In 1996, The Charlatans, Kula Shaker, Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene and The Prodigy supported Oasis at two shows with a combined audience of over 250,000, confirming Oasis as Britain's brightest stars and Knebworth owners Lord and Lady Cobbold as England's hippest aristocrats. The Charlatans could refer to two bands The Charlatans, a United States band The Charlatans, a British band, sometimes known in the US as Charlatans UK This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Kula Shaker were a psychedelic rock band in the Brit Pop genre. ... The Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band, one of the biggest in Britain for a period in the late 1990s, known for their early wild exploits; the mysterious disappearance and alleged suicide of Richey James Edwards (Richey James, as he preferred to be known); and for a progression... Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are a rock band from Birmingham, England. ... The Prodigy today. ... Oasis as of 2005, left to right:Andy Bell, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer Oasis are a best-selling rock and roll Britpop band, originally from Manchester, England. ...

External links

  • Knebworth House website (http://www.knebworthhouse.com/index.html)

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Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles.
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In Knebworth you are centrally placed in the UK to enjoy the diversity of the surrounding counties, towns, villages and landscapes.
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