The house itself was fascinating - apparently it was a wreck when Wade bought it in 1919, and he restored it with his family money. As this money had been made in the sugar trade with the West Indies I imagine he thought to somehow extinguish the taint of money made from slavery by using it to rescue objects that would soon disappear. In 1946 he married (rather late in life) and moved to the West Indies, and donated the house and garden to the National Trust in the early 1950s.
No pics - I have some of the outside of the house and the garden, and of the almost unbearably pretty village of Lower Slaughter, but no time to upload them. Tomorrow we drive to Wales to meet up with Brenda.