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'English Country Houses' Caroline Knight Friday 08 February 2019

This 3 week course took a look at the English country round house through examples of Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian architecture, both large Country Houses and smaller houses in London.

London's Country Houses

Due to the rapid expansion of London, many country houses are now in suburbs. Some are open to the public, such as 17th Century Ham House, and Robert Adam's 18th Century changes to Osterley and Syon. We shall look at a range of houses, their use and the importance of their gardens.


John Cornforth, Early Georgian Interiors, Yale, 2004

Michael Wilson William Kent, Architect, Designer, Painter, Gardener, 1685-1748, London, 1984

Susan Weber, ed., William Kent, Designing Georgian Britain, Yale, 2013

Caroline Knight, London’s Country Houses, Chichester, 2009