Conservation Tour. Week 32 (Day Trip).

We took a day away from Stanway to visit Hilles House. (https://www.hilleshouse.co.uk) Designed by Detmar Jellings Blow, the innovative British Arts and Crafts architect of the early C20th (and SPAB celebrity), it is the sort of house that fills your spirit up to the very brim and makes your heart sing! INTERIORS:  Blow met Ruskin in 1888, and… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 32 (Day Trip).

Conservation Tour. Week 30.

This week we headed East once again, back to Norfolk and to the beautiful Holkham Hall. This Palladian immensity of a building was built for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester, by the architect William Kent and aided by the architect and aristocrat Lord Burlington. It ticks lots of Pallaian'ism' boxes; Columns. Columns with acanthus leaf capitals at the top… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 30.