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Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Reynolds Stone

Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorset

The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Reynolds Stone The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, in Dorset, dates from the mid- eighteenth century, and has a few later additions and...

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Patrick Baty sample the paint on a number of external surfaces at Worth Park

Worth Park (Stables) – Sussex

Stable Tower The site of Worth Park, in Sussex, had been owned by the Warenne family since the Norman Conquest. It formed part of the Forest of Worth, stretching from Slaugham...

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Barnbarroch Ruins

Barnbarroch, Wigtownshire

In the early hours of October 23rd 1941 a blaze began in one of the bedrooms of Barnbarroch House, Wigtownshire. Servants, woken by the noise, raised the alarm. Some jumped...

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Edwinsford Exterior - Copyright RCAHMW Mark Baker Collection C437691

Edwinsford, Carmarthenshire

Edwinsford Exterior - From the National Monuments Record of Wales: © Mark Baker Those in the know might be puzzled as to why I have included what is clearly a ruin amongst the...

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Tor Royal

Tor Royal, Dartmoor

Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt & Princetown Tor Royal was built in 1785-93 by and for Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt. He had been private secretary to the Prince of Wales until 1796, when he was...

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Kiddington Hall - Exterior

Kiddington Hall, Oxfordshire

Kiddington Hall was built in 1673 by Sir Henry Browne, whose family lived there for generations. In 1740, Sir Henry's grandson hired Capability Brown to design the park and...

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St Martin's Lane - Ceiling

St Martin’s Lane

A wonderful surprise was had by the new owners of the oldest surviving house in St Martin's Lane, near London's Trafalgar Square. For when they began work on the panelled...

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15 St James's Square © Patrick Baty

Lichfield House, 15 St James’s Square

A house was built on the site by 1676. In April 1748 it was bought by Admiral Lord Anson from the Earl of Clarendon (who went on to purchase The Grove). In November 1751...

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Raby Castle Octagon Room

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...

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