The bench bears an inventory mark for Sutton Place, near Guildford. This great Tudor Mansion was inherited by Salvin from his uncle John Webbe-Weston. The house was largely tenanted during Salvin's time. He was a fascinating character, an Antiquarian, authority on Falconry (so the Antiquity of Sutton Place must have appealed), trained pet otters to follow him like dogs and had a pet pig called 'Lady Susan' who wore a silver collar and bell.
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