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cats & modernism

A notice came across our desk today that identifies October 29 as National Cat Day (not to be confused with International Cat Day on August 8, which is a semi-legit event sponsored by the  205 more words


Getting to the Bottom of It

A limestone chimney piece and plaster overmantel located in the basement of Strokestown Park, County Roscommon. As now constituted, the house is mostly the work of Richard Castle in the 18th century and John Lynn in the 19th. 69 more words

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After the Horses Have Bolted

So much attention is paid to country houses, their owners, contents and staff that the importance of auxiliary buildings on an estate can be overlooked. One thinks, for example, of a television series like the ubiquitous… 1,024 more words

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Spot the Difference

A mural above the drawing room chimney piece of Mount Ievers Court, County Clare showing the house and its surrounding parkland. Mount Ievers was built between 1733 and 1737 for Henry Ievers to the design of John Rothery who seems to have been a local architect and who died before the building’s completion. 107 more words

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Secrets of the South Downs: Hinton Ampner


Of all the secrets that the South Downs possesses, Hinton Ampner is probably one of the best kept.  I stumbled across this wonderful country house last year whilst enjoying a scenic drive en route to Goodwood House (where I was doing an Internship at the time).   596 more words

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Quays to the City

Camden Quay in Cork derives its name from John Pratt, second Earl Camden who, following his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1795, visited the city in August of that year. 96 more words

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Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies

CFP: EAHN Regional Thematic Conference, Belgrade, October 2015
In the years between its major biennial international conferences (upcoming: Dublin 2016), the European Architectural History Network… 735 more words

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