Was there a Lady Mary Holt around 1940 who owned a house large enough to run a staff?

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My Welsh father as a young man of about 16 years went to work got a Lady Mary Holt.I always assumed it was in the south of England as he also worked at Blenheim Palace.His name was Edward George Hind.
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Sandleford Priory, in Newbury, Berkshire, is indeed now a school.  My father also worked there as a Butler in the 1930's.  I have a photograph of him standing outside the main entrance.  The exterior of the school remains pretty much as it did then - apart from the absence of some foliage.
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Lady Mary Holt had a large House at Sandleford Priory, Berkshire, which during the second world war was used as a convelescant home, for the soldiers. Apparently it is now a School.
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Many thanks for your answer.This intrigues me, and now I am searching for anything to do with the household.I would love to know what he did there.

Regards..

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