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Supermodels: the rise and fall of architectural models of country houses

In a time before widespread literacy, a physical representation of what was intended to be built was a powerful aide to help ensure that the vision of the architect became the physical reality crafted by the builder.  Yet, the architectural … Continue reading

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Conran collects another Georgian gem: Wardour Castle, Wiltshire

The recent financial crisis has forced many properties onto the market and easily one of the grandest was the main apartment of Wardour Castle in Wiltshire which has now been bought by the fashion designer Jasper Conran. The Apartment (as … Continue reading

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How to get depressed quickly: the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register 2010

This blog has highlighted several country houses which are at risk but the true scale of the issue is unfortunately much larger, as the publication of the 2010 English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register shows. Country houses all too easily … Continue reading

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