Kenwood House is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. It is managed by English Heritage. The house is best known for the small but important collection of Old Master paintings it houses. The original house dates from the early 17th century. The orangery was added in about […]
Eltham Palace is a large house in Eltham, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, South East London, England. It is an unoccupied royal residence and owned by the Crown Estate. In 1995 its management was handed over to English Heritage which restored the building in 1999 and opened it to the public. It has been […]
Apsley House, also known as Number One, London, is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing south towards the busy traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch. It is a Grade I listed building. The […]
Peveril Castle (also Castleton Castle or Peak Castle) is a ruined early medieval castle overlooking the village of Castleton, near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire. It was the caput of the Honour of Peverel, and was founded some time between the Norman Conquest of 1066 and its first recorded mention in the Domesday Survey of 1086, by William […]
Kirby Hall is an Elizabethan country house, located near Gretton, Northamptonshire, England. (Nearest town being Corby). Kirby was owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Construction on the building began in 1570 based on the designs in French architectural pattern books and expanded in the classical style over the course of […]
Boughton House is a country house about 3 miles (4.8 km) north-east of Kettering off the A43 road near Geddington in Northamptonshire, England, which belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. The original house was a monastic building but Sir Edward Montagu, Lord Chief Justice to King Henry VIII, purchased it in 1528 just prior to the […]
Historic building in Wallingford. Quaker meeting house. c.1724. Grey brick with red brick dressings; old plain-tile hipped roof. Rectangular plan. Single-storey, single-window range.
Historic building in Wallingford. House, now college. Probably early C18 core, encased and remodelled c.1760, Cl9 and C20 alterations. Render, on brick; Welsh slate hipped roof, rendered brick end stacks to centre block. Double-depth plan. 3-storey, 5-window central range with subsidiary wings.
Historic church in Wallingford, now redundant. Started 1763, contractors William Toovey and Joseph Tuckwell; 1767 paved, pewed and stuccoed under supervision of Sir Robert Taylor; spire added to Sir Robert Taylor’s design in 1776-7; chancel added 1904 by Sydney Stephenson. Flint plinth to nave; ashlar stone to nave and chancel; knapped flint with stone quoins […]