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Houses of the National Trust

Houses of the National Trust

  • Author: Lydia Greeves
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • ISBN: 9781905400669
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 400
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Landscape architecture.

Houses of the National Trust

Houses of the National Trust

2017 edition

  • Author: Lydia Greeves
  • Publisher: National Trust
  • ISBN: 9781909881914
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 448
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This captivating book, fully revised and updated and featuring more NT houses than ever before, is a guide to some of the greatest architectural treasures of Britain, encompassing both interior and exterior design. This new edition is fully revised and updated, and includes entries for eight new properties including: Dyffryn, Eyam Hall, Goddards, Leith Hill Place, Stoneywell, Allan Bank, Belmont Tower and Dapdune Wharf. An entirely updated entry for Clandon is also included and covers the recent restoration work. The houses covered include spectacular mansions such as Petworth House and Waddesdon Manor, and more lowly dwellings such as the Birmingham Back to Backs and estate villages like Blaise Hamlet, near Bristol. In addition to houses, the book also covers fascinating buildings as diverse as churches, windmills, dovecotes, castles, follies, barns and even pubs. The book also acts as an overview of the country's architectural history, with every period covered, from the medieval stronghold of Bodiam Castle to the clean-lined Modernism of The Homewood. The book teems with stories of the people who lived and worked in these buildings: wealthy collectors (Charles Wade at Snowshill), captains of industry (William Armstrong at Cragside), prime ministers (Winston Churchill at Chartwell) and pop stars (John Lennon at Mendips). Written in evocative, imaginative prose and illustrated with glorious images from the National Trust's photographic library, this book is an essential guide to the built heritage of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Gardens of the National Trust

Gardens of the National Trust

  • Author: Stephen Lacey
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • ISBN: 1905400004
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 392
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When the National Trust decided to take on the care of gardens, the aim was that these would be the very best of their kind in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust now has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership - the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance and quality. Taken together they contain the world's most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished for their beauty, rarity, historical interest and scientific value. First published in 1996, this new edition has been substantially revised to showcase superb new photography, and to introduce recently acquired properties such as Greenway in Devon and the gardens of houses such as Red House in Kent and Tyntesfield in Somerset. Stephen Lacey paints a vivid picture of individual Trust gardens through historical and horticultural perspectives. He gives his personal take, describing the present state of each and placing it firmly within the context of gardening history in Britain. All the major periods are represented: a knot garden from a 1640 design at Moseley Old Hall in Staffordshire; magnificent eighteenth-century landscapes such as 'Capability' Brown's at Petworth in Sussex; Victorian Gardens like Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire, with its wealth of new plants introduced from all over the world; and the famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century, such as Nymans in Sussex, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, and Hidcote in Gloucestershire.

The National Trust book of the English house interior

The National Trust book of the English house interior

  • Author: Geoffrey W. Beard,National Trust (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: Viking Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 308
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Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens

of the National Trust

  • Author: Claire Masset
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1911358294
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 192
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A whimsical and beautiful book celebrating these hidden gems of the National Trust – from specially made secret gardens to overlooked corners of famous gardens and re-discovered lost gardens. Stunning photographs of the Trust’s idiosyncratic gardens are accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. The book will include secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues, stumperies, huts, ice houses, wendy houses, fairy gates and pixie houses. The gardens featured include the palm-filled Overbeck’s in Devon, Peckover House in Cambridgeshire, which bursts with exotic specimens found on Victorian plant-hunting expeditions, and Monk’s House in East Sussex, where the garden proved a refuge for Virginia Woolf.

Landscapes of the National Trust

Landscapes of the National Trust

  • Author: Stephen Daniels,Ben Cowell,Lucy Veale
  • Publisher: National Trust
  • ISBN: 9781907892813
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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The third in the bestselling series of Houses of the National Trust and Gardens of the National Trust, this is a richly illustrated book providing new perspectives on the British landscape. From the dramatic hills of the Lake District to the mysterious fens of eastern England and the beaches and coves of Cornwall, landscapes provide the settings for our daily lives, as well as an important part of our identity. The inspiration for artists, writers and film-makers, our landscapes are cultural, man-made creations far more than we may be aware. But how much do we know about how these landscapes came into being? How were different sorts of landscapes valued in the past? And how can landscapes today and in the future best adapt to the ever-changing world in which we live? Chapters include The Art of Landscape, Ancient Places, Homes and Gardens, Lost in the Woods, Open Country and Shifting Shores. Landscapes of the National Trust will appeal to all those who care about the past, present and future of the British landscape and is superbly illustrated throughout with stunning photographs.

National Trust Tour of Britain

National Trust Tour of Britain

  • Author: Anna Groves,Sally Palmer
  • Publisher: National Trust
  • ISBN: 9781911358190
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 256
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Gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh (Gardeners' World, Alan Titchmarsh Show) introduces a lavishly illustrated book about the best of Britain, showcasing the best houses, gardens, landscapes, natural history and artistic treasures. This is an illustrated journey around many of the most beautiful and fascinating places that the National Trust looks after. Whether you are an armchair explorer or you're thinking about your next National Trust visit or holiday, this is a book you will want to have. The tour starts in the Midlands, then we travel through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, discovering spectacular and iconic landscapes; perfect beaches, dramatic hills, peaceful wood and precious wildlife reserves. Explore breathtaking and historic properties – country houses, castles, cottages, quirky follies and even strange cave houses. Many of them tell fascinating stories and contain remarkable treasures. From little walled gardens to painstakingly perfect topiary to riotously delightful cottage gardens, all sort sof beautiful gardens and grand masterpieces are discovered. And finally, our most ancient landmarks are visited, including prehistoric standing stones, Saxon burial mounds and 1000-year-old trees. The tour is introduced by Alan Titchmarsh, a beloved national treasure and anchor of The Secrets of the National Trust series on Channel 5 in March 2017. The authors are Sally Palmer and Anna Groves, the editor of the National Trust magazine and one of its frequent contributors.

Great Houses of the National Trust

Great Houses of the National Trust

  • Author: Lydia Greeves
  • Publisher: National Trust Books
  • ISBN: 9781907892943
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 192
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This absorbing book covers both great mansions, such as Petworth House in Sussex, and less grand but nevertheless unique buildings in the care of the National Trust. It travels the length and breadth of the British Isles, presenting buildings ranging from stunning Cragside, rooted in the rugged Northumbrian landscape, to the rather more austere surroundings of the Workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, and beyond. Between them, these buildings have borne witness to a thousand years of history, from the time of William the Conqueror to the present day.

Old Houses

Old Houses

  • Author: Henry Wiencek
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • ISBN: 9781556704048
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 239
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Houses by Mail

Houses by Mail

A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company

  • Author: Katherine Cole Stevenson,H. Ward Jandl
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471143949
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 361
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It was the American Dream by Mail Order ––Smithsonian Americans have ordered from Sears, Roebuck just about everything they have needed for their homes for 100 years––but from 1908 to 1940, some 100,000 people also purchased their houses from this mail–order wizard. Sears ready–to–assemble houses were ordered by mail and shipped by rail wherever a boxcar or two could pull in to unload the meticulously precut lumber and all the materials needed to build an exceptionally sturdy and well–designed house. From Philadelphia, Pa., to Coldwater, Kans., and Cowley, Wyo., Sears put its guarantee on quality bungalows, colonials and Cape Cods, all with the latest modern conveniences––such as indoor plumbing. Houses by Mail tells the story of these precut houses and provides for the first time an incomparable guide to identifying Sears houses across the country. Arranged for easy identification in 15 sections by roof type, the book features nearly 450 house models with more than 800 illustrations, including drawings of the houses and floor plans. Because the Sears houses were built to last, thousands remain today to be discovered and restored. Houses by Mail shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time. "After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic." ––Wall Street Journal "These were . spacious, solidly built homes." ––Parade "Don′t be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up [in the book]."––Philadelphia Inquirer "A nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II."––Publishers Weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears′ ready–cut homes."––Saturday Evening Post

The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping

The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping

The Care of Collections in Historic Houses Open to the Public

  • Author: National Trust (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0750655291
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 941
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Suitable for those involved in the care of historic houses and their collections. This title covers a range of subjects, and includes the modern thinking on housekeeping theory and practice. It also gives practical guidance on the care and maintenance of fragile interiors and the decorative fixtures, and fittings and objects.

England's Thousand Best Houses

England's Thousand Best Houses

  • Author: Simon Jenkins
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 9780141006253
  • Category: Architecture, Domestic
  • Page: 950
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A connoisseur's lavishly illustrated tour of England's most treasured countryhouses is expertly ranked, county by county. Color and b&w photos.

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

domestic arrangements in historic houses

  • Author: Christina Hardyment,National Trust (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: Natl Trust
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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The author thoroughly investigated all types of properties from great mansions and medieval castles to Victorian town houses and humble farmhouses How did our ancestors cook, wash, brew, bake and even keep things clean before the emergence of modern domestic appliances? In a world with the supermarket up the road, where running water and central heating are accepted as commonplace, it is hard to imagine how households were run in the days before these things existed. Having squirmed through drains, poked into sculleries and cellars, clambered into icehouses and up chimneys of many National Trust buildings, Christina Hardyment has conducted a fascinating quest into the history of housekeeping.

National Trust Book of Scones

National Trust Book of Scones

Delicious recipes and odd crumbs of history

  • Author: Sarah Clelland
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1911358324
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 128
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Sarah Clelland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust. History is best enjoyed with a scone, as everyone who’s visited a National Trust house knows. This book brings you the best of both. Scone obsessive Sarah Clelland has gathered 50 – yes 50 – scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country. And she’s written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts – it's all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddesdon Manor. Or savour an Apple & Cinnamon scone while you absorb the dramatic love life of Henry Cecil of Hanbury Hall. Marvel at a Ightham Mote's Grade 1 listed dog kennel while you savour a Cheese, Spring Onion and Bacon scone. 50 of the best scones in history. And 50 of the best places to read about. You’ll never need to leave the kitchen again.

The Story of Beatrix Potter

The Story of Beatrix Potter

  • Author: Sarah Gristwood
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 191135809X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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o this day, Beatrix Potter’s tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her own story is. She was a woman of contradictions. A sheltered Victorian daughter who grew into an astute modern businesswoman. A talented artist who became a scientific expert. A famous author who gave it all up to become a farmer. Bestselling biographer Sarah Gristwood follows the twists and turns of Beatrix Potter’s life and its key turning points – including her tragically brief first engagement and happy second marriage late in life. She traces the creation of Beatrix’s most famous characters – including the naughty Peter Rabbit, confused Jemima Puddleduck and cheeky Squirrel Nutkin – revealing how she drew on her unusual childhood pets and locations in her beloved Lake District. She explores too Beatrix’s role as a pioneering conservationist, whose work with the National Trust helped to save thousands of acres of the Lake District – a legacy that, like her books, continues to enrich our lives today.

Historic Houses of Philadelphia

Historic Houses of Philadelphia

A Tour of the Region's Museum Homes

  • Author: Roger W. Moss,Tom Crane
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812234381
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 240
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Presents fifty museum homes in the Philadelphia area

National Trust Handbook 2014

National Trust Handbook 2014

  • Author: National Trust
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780707804279
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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The 'National Trust Handbook 2014' is a concise, up-to-date guide for anyone interested in places of historic or natural interest. Short descriptions are given of each property or location, along with opening times, facilities, directions and maps.