|Gibside's Palladian style Chapel|
|Interior of the chapel showing the dome|
|Part of the Bowes-Lyon family tree|
The 10th Earl, her son John Bowes, fell in love with his housekeeper and together they had a son, also called John,. In order for him to inherit his father married the boy's mother the day before he died. This was not well received by the rest of the family who fought to have the title removed from him but they were unable to prevent him inheriting his father's fortune.
So as you see the family was not without drama and intrigue!
|The "Long Walk" looking towards The Column of Liberty|