Monthly Archives: September 2009

Lost Country House Reborn

The site of a country house demolished in the 1930’s has been proposed as the location for a new country house designed to be “the closest thing to an original stately home that it’s possible to build”. The design of … Continue reading

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Thieves take Tompion clock from Levens Hall

Police believe at least two people were involved in burglary at Levens Hall in Cumbria during which a rare Thomas Tompion clock was stolen.  The cretins even managed to damage it so if you’re offered a particularly fine clock missing … Continue reading

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Robert Adam still going strong

The acclaimed country house firm Robert Adam Architects has won an award for designing new classical houses. More details: ‘Country house architect wins award‘ [Country Life]

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Times Blog ponders ‘Who invented the “stately home”?’

A Twitter post from @Archispeak asking “Who coined the term “stately home” and when?” prompts the Times to delves into it’s archives to try and find an answer. The earliest mention in their archives is from February 1847 in a … Continue reading

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