Houses of the National Trust

2017 edition

Author: Lydia Greeves

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781909881914

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 6248

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.

Great Houses of the National Trust

Author: Lydia Greeves

Publisher: National Trust Books

ISBN: 9781907892943

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 1588

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.

The National Trust Guide

Author: Lydia Greeves,Michael Trinick

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: 9780810963351

Category: Travel

Page: 426

View: 8227

The National Trust Guide is the only fully comprehensive guide to these properties, lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white, with maps for ease of reference. The second edition, published in 1989, has now been completely revised and updated. Making their first appearance are recent acquisitions that illustrate the variety of the National Trust's work: the great eighteenth-century landscape gardens at Stowe in Buckinghamshire; 7 Blyth Grove, an Edwardian semi-detached house in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, that is virtually unchanged since it became the home of the Straw family in 1923; Patterson's Mill, the last working water-driven spade mill in Ireland; and 2 Willow Road, the architect Erno Goldfinger's modernist house in Hampstead, London, with its fascinating twentieth-century art collection.

Queer London

Von der Antike bis heute

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641230845

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3019

Londons größter lebender Chronist über die »gay history« seiner Stadt Das römische Londinium war übersät mit »Wolfshöhlen«, Bordellen und heißen Bädern, in denen es hoch herging. Homosexualität galt als bewundernswert. Bis Kaiser Konstantin die Macht übernahm und mit seinen Mönchen und Missionaren für Ordnung sorgte. Zeiten der Toleranz wechselten mit Zeiten der Ächtung und Verfolgung. Heute gehört »queer London« zur britischen Hauptstadt wie Tower und Big Ben. Londons homosexuelle Szene ist die größte in Europa und eine der größten weltweit. Peter Ackroyd zeigt uns, wie seine Stadt sich diesen Platz erkämpft hat. Er zelebriert die Vielfältigkeit und Energie der Community, zeigt aber auch die Gefährdungen, denen sie zu allen Zeiten ausgesetzt war. »Ein absolut einzigartiges Leseerlebnis.« The Independent

Great Houses of England & Wales

Author: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd,Christopher Simon Sykes

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856690539

Category: Country Houses

Page: 424

View: 7235

Records thirty-two of the most important estates in words and photographs

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

View: 3267

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.


The National Trust's Finest Country Houses Brought to Life

Author: John Julius Norwich,Joanna David,Adrian Tinniswood

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9780707803074


Page: N.A

View: 1408

Four great houses from four centuries star among other National Trust properties on this CD-ROM - Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, Ham House, Surrey, Saltram, Devon, and Lanhydrock, Cornwall. Viewers are guided authoritatively through the history and treasures, and there are also links to the NT website.



Author: Dean Sully

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598743104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4066

This book challenges the commodification of sacred objects and places by western conservation thought by examining conservation activities at Maori marae?meeting houses?located in the US, Germany, and England, contrasted with changes in marae conservation in New Zealand.

Landscapes of the National Trust

Author: Stephen Daniels,Ben Cowell,Lucy Veale

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781907892813

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1244

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.

The National Trust Historic Houses Handbook

Author: Adrian Tinniswood,National Trust (Great Britain)

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: 9780707801612

Category: Travel

Page: 207

View: 3223

The number of historic houses owned by the National Trust has continued to grow since the acquisition of the first house in 1896. This handbook puts them in historic context, and describes over 170 properties ranging from the grand Palladian mansion of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire to some much smaller town houses and cottages, such as Coleridge Cottage in Bridgewater, Somerset.

The National Trust Guide to Savannah

Author: Roulhac Toledano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471155683

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

View: 6331

The definitive guide to the architectural treasures of one of North America s urban masterpieces "Savannah s twenty-two squares are its treasures the other main attraction: its architectural gems. The sheer number of distinguished buildings is astonishing for a city of Savannah s size." John Berendt, from the Foreword The National Trust Guide to Savannah takes you on an illustrated walking tour through the breathtakingly gorgeous squares and neighborhoods of one of North America s most beautiful cities. Pausing along the way to linger over this or that point of architectural interest, Roulhac Toledano pieces together the history of the city, from when it was little more than a plan on founder James Edward Oglethorpe s drawing board through the groundbreaking preservation work of the 1950s. With the help of more than 200 historic and contemporary photographs, Toledano provides vivid impressions of the city, and takes you to the outlying areas of the Sea Islands and salt marshes, the plantations of Chatham County, and nearby river villages. For those planning a visit, The National Trust Guide to Savannah supplies an extensive guide to Savannah s museums, lodgings, restaurants, bookstores, antique shops, and other points of interest.

Wiedersehen mit Mrs.Oliver

Roman (Fischer Klassik PLUS)

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104021481

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5028

Einmalige E-Book Aktion! Zwei Monate lang können Sie diesen Spitzentitel zum Preis von 2,99 € kaufen! Mit einem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Die chaotische Schriftstellerin Ariadne Oliver soll bei einem Gartenfest als Gesellschaftsspiel einen Mord inszenieren. Nur ist ihr nicht ganz geheuer dabei: Die Stimmung auf dem prachtvollen Landsitz ist irgendwie merkwürdig. Und tatsächlich stirbt das Opfer der „Mörderjagd“ einen ganz realen Tod. Aus dem Spiel wird blutiger Ernst. Plötzlich ist auch die Hausherrin verschwunden, die Gäste des Gartenfestes verhalten sich immer merkwürdiger, die Bewohner des Dorfes werden in die Geschehnisse verwickelt, ein mysteriöser Vetter von Lady Stubbs erscheint auf seiner luxuriösen Yacht. Hercule Poirot, der eigentlich nur die Preise der „Mörderjagd“ verteilen sollte, beginnt zu ermitteln.

The National Trust Research Manual

Trace the History of Your House Or Other Places

Author: Celestina Sagazio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781920831219

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 191

View: 5068

Interested in the history of your house or land? Looking for the key to authentic restoration? Keen to know more about a local monument, park or industrial site? This book is designed to help you unlock the secrets of historic places and buildings. Detailed guidance from the National Trust team of experts makes it as easy and accurate as possible to research the history of properties and discover their heritage significance.Not just houses, but flats, shops, railways, special trees, sculptures, factories and farms all have fascinating histories'and with The National Trust Research Manual you don't have to be a heritage expert.In addition to illustrated chapters, there are up-to-date details on record repositories around Australia and a copious reference list.SELLING POINTS- The first edition'in dealing only with Victoria'sold several thousand in early 90s.- New edition is aimed at all states and territories- Do it yourself research methods for anyone with a home, farm, building, monument, historic site.- All the authentic answers for a renovator- Good illustrations- Big reference list- 2004: ?International Year of the Built Environment?PUBLICITY- Campaign focuses on heritage and handyman magazines and programs- Reviews in historical journals- Review copies to metro and country mainstream press, and for radio interviews- Advertising in specialist journals- Write ups promised in National Trust MagazinesAUTHOR- Lives in Melbourne- Senior Historian at National Trust, Victoria- Editor of Cemeteries: Our Heritage (Australian Council of National Trusts), Conserving Our Cemeteries and contributing author to Carlton: A History (MUP).

From Acorn to Oak Tree

The Growth of the National Trust 1895-1994

Author: Dame Jennifer Jenkins,Patrick James

Publisher: Pan


Category: Science

Page: 369

View: 1819


People and Places

Country House Donors and the National Trust

Author: James Lees-Milne

Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited

ISBN: 9780719562020

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 3635

In 1936, James Lees-Milne became Country Houses secretary of the infant National Trust. Already fired with compassion for ancient architecture, 'so vulnerable and transient', he could now pursue what amounted to a vocation. His arrival increased the Trust's permanent staff to four, a close-knit community, somewhat cramped in a stuffy office facing a shunting yard in Victoria. The Trust at that time owned only two country houses, one ruined and the other empty, but changing conditions, accelerated by the War, now brought a stream of offers. James Lees-Milne's chief task was to visit, as ambassador and aesthetic assessor, would-be donors in their domains. So young a man arriving often on a bicycle must have astonished those patrician figures, who themselves might be survivors from the Victorian age. Nor was his task easy: it involved legal thickets, intricate family squabbles, dilemmas of artistic judgement, and owners who, in their fastnesses, might have grown very eccentric indeed. In this book James Lees-Milne describes fourteen houses, including Knole, Blickling, Stourhead and Cotehele. He brings the buildings, their owners and pasts brilliantly to life and tells the sometimes cl