DAY 01: Monday morning, on the road again... To break up the journey from Yorkshire to Surry, we stopped over at Hardwick Hall, the Elizabethan country house, designed by Robert Smythson and built between 1590 and 1597 for Bess of Hardwick. Although the house was closed, we had a glorious few hours in the gardens, and… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 13.
Up' North. DAY 01: All Saints Normanton, W. Yorkshire Sitting in on a pre-app DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee) Meeting with the wonderful Jo Needham. DAY 02 and 03: Hot Lime Mixing with Nigel Copsey Mortar Mix Recipies: - http://www.tarmac.com/solutions/lime-and-powders/calbux-quicklime/ Lump Lime Recipe: (Pointing Mix) 2 Part course sand (plasterers) 1/2 Part fine sand… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 12.
A timber-frame themed week... DAY 01: Nick Joyce Architects, Worcester http://nickjoycearchitects.co.uk/ DAY 02: AM. Croft Studio with Kate Darby and David Connor. http://www.katedarby.com/ Sensitive and beautifully executed approach to an C18th cottage for the creation of a new house and architectural studio. PM: Hereford Cathedral DAY 03: More Timber Frames with Ben Hornberger WEEKENDING:… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 11.
Sunday. Weekending at Blenheim Palace. 1705 and c. 1722 by Vanbrugh. Amongst numerous other things, it's notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. Day 01: Morning in the office at Nick Cox Architects: http://www.nickcoxarchitects.co.uk An afternoon looking at a church at Hartwell House. https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/church-of-the-assumption-hartwell.html DAY 02: AM: Bicester Aerodrome, formerly RAF Bicester, now… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 10.
Repair Course Week Day 01 and 02: St. Andrew's Holborn Day 03: Site Visits Alexandra Palace http://www.alexandrapalace.com/ Hampstead Manor http://www.mountanvil.com/our-london-homes/hampstead-manor/ Day 04: Site Visits The Vyne https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-vyne Guildford Cathedral https://www.guildford-cathedral.org/
DAY 01: Nick Hobbs of Nicholas Hobbs Furniture http://www.nicholashobbs.com Nick makes contemporary furniture, with a strong architectural design style blended with the Arts & Crafts tradition. He is currently making a suite of furniture for Lincoln Cathedral – see the photos of scaled models – all within his amazing workshop. DAY 02: Lumsdale Mills https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1417570 This is where… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 7.