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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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Let's Talk of Graves, of Worms and Epitaphs

‘Can storied urn or animated bust
Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath?
Can Honour’s voice provoke the silent dust,
Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of Death? 570 more words

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Secrets of the South Downs: Petworth House


Petworth House is located in the charming village of Petworth, West Sussex. The main body of the current house was commissioned by the the sixth (or “Proud”) Duke of Somerset between 1688 and 1696.   781 more words

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Secrets of the South Downs: Uppark House


Uppark is located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, West Sussex.  It is happily situated on the top of a great hill commanding spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.   795 more words

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