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Guy's Cliffe has a long and varied history... From its humble beginnings as a secluded place of worship in the 5th century... The legends of Sir Guy of Warwick which secured its place in folklore... The establishment of a chapel in the 15th century by will of King Henry V... The Tudor period ownership as a timber framed house... Leading into its ownership and creation of the familiar Palladian Georgian style house by Samuel Greatheed, Member of Parliament for Coventry and also a St. Kitts and Nevis sugar plantation owner ... Its ownership by the Heber-Percy family, its use as a Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital in the First World War and during the Second World War as a Boys Home by the Waifs and Strays Society... The steady and sad decline into the romantic partial ruin... Right up to the present day under its ownership by the Freemasons & ongoing preservation by the Friends of Guy's Cliffe... This old & historically significant property has yet many things to offer...