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Visiting a Duke 18thc style…

At the end of last year I wrote  about the travel journals of John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington. His diaries are, unlike most 18thc published writing, quite informal in style , probably because he  had no intention of putting his … Continue reading

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Repton, movement and the double page spread…

I looked a few weeks ago at the techniques that Repton used in his Red Books, particularly his  trademark flap or overlay to show his proposed improvements. This week I  want to turn  to another aspect of the Red Books … Continue reading

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Saltram: threats and popularity

We tend to think of properties owned by the National Trust as being protected in perpetuity. Their land is usually inalienable and their pockets to restore and maintain great houses are deep and usually well-filled. But this is not alway … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Park…

I had planned to do another of my slightly off-beat approaches to a Christmas post –  and was looking at  Shirley Hibberd’s monograph on Ivy for inspiration – when into my inbox came a post from a fascinating botanical blog … Continue reading

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The Picturesque Traveller discovers the Lakes

Last week’s post about Anthony Devis showed how our understanding and appreciation of the landscape has changed radically over the centuries.  Until the beginning of the 18thc wilderness and untamed nature, was generally unappreciated with most art, literature and aesthetic taste … Continue reading

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