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Round & About Eastleach, The Elelphant House

The Elephant Barn Eastleach

The Elephant House – Macaroni Farm

Maharajah Duleep Singh was the last ruler of the Sikh empire, who was exiled to the UK in 1854 after his country was annexed by the British Raj in 1849.

The Maharajah owned the Hatherop Estate, of which Macaroni Farm is a part, for five years during the 1850s and it has become local legend that an over-sized barn complete with a large arched entrance and sloping floor was built to house elephants that were going to be imported to carry out farm work.

Maharajah Duleep Singh Elephants on the beach at Whitby

steve clarke
Author: steve clarke