- RT @BrownCapability: 1762 #CapabilityBrown billed Earl Winterton 4 #Shillinglee #Sussex @ 4d p acre “A general Plan...very large & very tro… 10 hours ago
- RT @NicholasKingsle: My #countryhousepic today shows the changing face of Hope End #Herefordshire, where the C18 house became the stables o… 10 hours ago
- RT @Countrylifemag: Ten stately homes which became hospitals during the First World War ift.tt/2NPIpwz https://t.co/aQgQTM0bRR 1 day ago
Support The Country SeatIf you enjoy the articles, please support the blog by buying books - recommendations in The Library. Thanks!
Tag Archives: hamilton palace
To describe a country seat as a ‘power house’ was usually to allude to its status economically, politically, certainly as a local employer, usually even in matters of style. Yet, these houses also indirectly, and sometimes very directly, played an … Continue reading
The country house has long been at a nexus of art, display and tourism with the treasures, mainly statues, collected by the owner shown in a grand gallery which often formed one of the main staterooms. Whereas the house provided … Continue reading
In previous centuries the country house was primarily a home, but also included other functions such as storehouse, dormitory, dairy, bakery, laundry. This inevitably led to their size increasing to the point where they could be regarded as small villages … Continue reading