January, 2011

Raby Castle Octagon Room
Jan 28th, 2011 | | Conservation | Private Houses | No Comments

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is situated near Staindrop in County Durham and is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. The Grade I listed building has opulent eighteenth and nineteenth century interiors inside a largely...

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No 1 Maid's of Honour Row
Jan 26th, 2011 | | Private Houses | 5 Comments

Maids of Honour Row, Richmond

Maids of Honour Row is ‘an excellent, entirely uniform, terrace’ of four three story houses each five windows wide with a parapet hiding the roof. They have distinctive pink “rubbed” brick dressings to the...

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Great Fulford
Jan 23rd, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Great Fulford

Great Fulford has been the home of the Fulford family for over 800 years. The history of England is reflected in the story of the family. The careful building up of their fortunes, largely as a result of...

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Blenheim Palace
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Palaces | 2 Comments

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace © Pete Seaward Photography Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the only palace in England outside those in either royal or episcopal use. ‘Palace’ is a coincidence pertaining to the...

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Compton Verney House
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Museums | No Comments

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Compton Verney from the 'Adam' bridge The present Compton Verney House was built by the 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke in the early eighteenth century. George, the 12th Lord Willoughby, lived to December 1728 and...

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Gravetye Manor
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Commercial premises | No Comments

Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor is an Elizabethan manor house that was built in 1598. It was rescued from decay in 1890 by William Robinson, who lived there until his death in 1935. In the late 1950s it was turned into a small...

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Kensington Palace Orangery
Jan 11th, 2011 | | Palaces | No Comments

Kensington Palace Orangery

The Orangery at Kensington Palace was designed for Queen Anne by Hawksmoor in 1704. The level of decoration of the interior, including carved detail by Grinling Gibbons, reflects its intended use, not just as a...

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