Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The poor rich

'If I didn't have this house to look after, then I'd be well off'

Tissington Hall has been in the possession of Sir Richard Fitzherbert's family for 400 years. When he inherited it, he cried - how was he going to make ends meet? Like many stately home owners, he sees himself as a custodian of our historic heritage and believes he should be rewarded with bigger tax breaks. Could he have a point? Jon Henley reports

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