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Visit our homepage at thelonggallery.blogspot.com to get all the latest news and information about Medieval, Tudor, Elizabethan and 19th-20th Century architecture, art and design.  You'll find extended features, Twitter updates, a curated bookstore, video and image galleries, and much more! We scour the web for the helpful sources you need...so you can sit back and enjoy! [click the headline or image above to go to the site]

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Historians told - Not welcome at Baillie Scott buildings

Historians told - Not welcome at Baillie Scott buildings | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

Members of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain in the island for their annual conference had been looking forward to a tour of the island’s Baillie Scott buildings, led by Peter Kelly of the Isle of Man Victorian Society.

But arriving by coach at two semi-detached homes on Onchan’s King Edward Road designed by the noted Arts and Crafts architect, the party of professors, English Heritage staff and architectural writers were confronted with posters proclaiming: ‘Peter Kelly, you and your followers are not welcome on these premises... [click headline for more]

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Elizabethan Top Trumps game acquired by British Library

Elizabethan Top Trumps game acquired by British Library | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

If you have ever wondered how Elizabethan people passed the time when they weren't busy defeating the Spanish Armada and executing monarchs then this card game might give you a clue.

The British Library has recently acquired the first playing cards ever to have been manufactured in England. The Bowes Playing cards, as they are better known, were engraved, printed and published in London in 1590... 1590!

The geographical playing cards are bit like an early version of Top Trumps. The set contains 53 cards which each feature a small map of an English or Welsh county, plus a general map of England and Wales... [click headline for more]

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Welsh History Month: Glashirfryn – a phoenix from the ashes

Welsh History Month: Glashirfryn – a phoenix from the ashes | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

Early next year, there will be a “new” house in the small village of Llansilin on the southern slopes of the Berwyn mountains in the far north of Powys. Except that this “new” house is more than 450 years old.

Three years ago, there was only a ruin. Glashirfryn had been abandoned and allowed to collapse. The task of bringing it back to life has involved the commitment of the owners — the Edwards family — financial support and encouragement from Cadw and Powys County Council and a lot of detective work.... [click headline for more]

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Inside Mont Saint Michel

Inside Mont Saint Michel | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

So after walking to and around Mont Saint Michel, you’re probably wondering what is inside this mystic fortress. While strategically important, the site was first settled as a religious community and so it contains an extensive and historic abbey. The Romanesque style Abbey Church, Cloisters and support rooms are incredible. After the French Revolution, the site was used as a prison but was reclaimed in the late 19th century as a historical landmark. The stone architecture underwent several waves of restoration to reveal the original medieval complex (with the exception of iconic steeple topped by a St. Michael statue).... [click headline for more]

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Yours for £5million: 17th century country house with its own theatre - Daily Mail

Yours for £5million: 17th century country house with its own theatre - Daily Mail | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

A manor house with its own indoor theatre which has seen the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Rowan Atkinson, Esther Rantzen, and even the cast of EastEnders walk the boards has gone on sale for £5million.


Little Easton Manor, in Dunmow near Bishop’s Stortford, Essex, was first built in in the 17th century on an estate that dates back to the Roman era and featured in the Domesday Book of 1086.... [click headline for more]

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Let's not wreck our cities a second time - Telegraph.co.uk

Let's not wreck our cities a second time - Telegraph.co.uk | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

In 1958, the writer J B Priestley returned to his home city of Bradford to make a BBC film. The viewer now is struck by how solid, how Victorian the city seems, full of handsome buildings. At the end, waiting to catch the train back to London, the great man pronounces: Bradford is all very well, but what it needs to do in the Sixties is to get up to date.

 

Like so many other British cities, that is what it tried to do; and, like so many, the results were disastrous. “The Sixties are when avarice and stupidity got to the wheel of the bulldozer,” would be Alan Bennett’s regretful verdict three decades later. “They called it enterprise, but the real enterprise would have been if someone in 1960 had had the clout and the imagination to say, 'Let us leave this city much as it is, convert it perhaps, replumb it, but nothing else’.” ...[click headline for more]

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Former Children's School Comes Back to Life as a $2.4M Flat - Curbed National

Former Children's School Comes Back to Life as a $2.4M Flat - Curbed National | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

Built in 1853 as a children's school and converted into a series of rather posh, airy apartments in 1991 (sorry kids,) this Tudor-style listing in London offers a combination of historic architecture—preserved from the roof trusses and iron columns right down to the and ground-floor spaces that were formerly classrooms—combined with handsome, minimalist updates. On the market for $2.4M, the brokerbabble-described "oasis of calm" sits inside a lush walled garden, and boasts three bedrooms and 2,637-square-feet, all centered around a bright white living room space... [click headline for more]

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Fiona Bruce's Britain: Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire - Telegraph.co.uk

Fiona Bruce's Britain: Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire - Telegraph.co.uk | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

A glance at the coat of arms in the flamboyantly carved 16th-century stone porch of Kirby Hall tells you that the owner of this house was a man not to be crossed. It features a CH for Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Elizabeth I, and his family symbol, a golden hind. Hatton was known for his love of dancing and his shapely legs (they must have been particularly notable in his tights and garters since they are mentioned in every biography of him – either that or there wasn’t much competition in those days of rickets) and he used his considerable wealth to finance the voyages of Francis Drake. In return, he insisted that his secretary, Mr Doughty, accompany the adventurer on board.... [click headline for full story]

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Historic Hay Castle to open doors - Hereford Times

Historic Hay Castle to open doors - Hereford Times | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

HAY Castle is lowering its drawbridge on Saturday and offering free tours to visitors as part of Hay History Weekend.

 

Part of a national, month-long event – Open Doors – Saturday will give history buffs and young historian alike, a great chance to take a look at the castle’s medieval keep and ruin, Jacobean Manor and ancient oak doors.

 

As well the tours, which will take place every hour, visitors can witness first-hand the techniques that heritage stone carvers and lime-pointers use to maintain the building...[click headline for more]

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Brick by brick moving: historic buildings find new homes - Telegraph.co.uk

Brick by brick moving: historic buildings find new homes - Telegraph.co.uk | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

Many homeowners like to install fireplaces or bathtubs reclaimed from other buildings. Others pluck whole room-sets from the past, if they can find them intact. Some, however, love a house so much they will move the whole thing, brick by brick, from one county to another. Planning restrictions prevent this happening much now, but the jackdaw instinct is still alive and well and has created the strangest historical quirks.... [click headline for full story]

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A. Perry Homes's curator insight, August 26, 2014 8:51 PM

This is a great way to honor historic landmarks without destroying them. 

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Great British Houses: Hardwick Hall – Everything You Need to Know about this Elizabethan Marvel

Great British Houses: Hardwick Hall – Everything You Need to Know about this Elizabethan Marvel | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

There are many grand and architecturally significant houses in England. However, there is one in particular that stands out from the rest. Hardwick Hall, which is located in Derbyshire, is the former home of Elizabeth Shrewsbury, also known as Bess of Hardwick. It was built between 1590 and 1597 and designed by architect Robert Smythson... [click headline for more]

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200-year-old Tudor Revival mansion that was once home to the Cadbury chocolate dynasty destroyed in 'arson attack'

200-year-old Tudor Revival mansion that was once home to the Cadbury chocolate dynasty destroyed in 'arson attack' | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

A 200-year-old house which was once home to a member of the Cadbury chocolate dynasty has been destroyed in an arson attack.


More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at Northfield Manor House in Birmingham after being called to the scene shortly after 8.30pm last night. The timber-fronted house, which is two miles away from the former site of the Bournville factory, was lived in by George Cadbury, a son of the firm's founder, John, from 1894 until his death in 1922...[click headline for more]

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Gothic Hackney ruin linked to black magic rumours declared one of England’s most endangered buildings

Gothic Hackney ruin linked to black magic rumours declared one of England’s most endangered buildings | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

A picturesque gothic ruin, whose catacombs were scattered leading to black magic rumours, has been added to a list of the country’s 10 most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

 

Following a national appeal for nominations, the Grade II-listed chapel in Stoke Newington’s Abney Park Cemetery has been added to The Victorian Society’s annual Top 10 list.

It is Europe’s oldest surviving non-denominational chapel and the only surviving public building by architect William Hosking, who was commissioned to design it in 1839 by the Abney Park Cemetery Company... [click headline for more]

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William Morris, National Portrait Gallery, review: 'a subject too big for any one show' - Telegraph

William Morris, National Portrait Gallery, review: 'a subject too big for any one show'   - Telegraph | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

When he became Prime Minister in 1997 – when he was still young, fresh-faced and even idealistic – Tony Blair named William Morris as one of his three political heroes. The choice was admirable enough, though one wonders if Blair had read Morris’s utopian novel from 1890, News from Nowhere. For, in it, England is a communistic paradise, where central government has become redundant and the Houses of Parliament been converted into an outhouse, piled high with manure.

In Blair’s defence, his Victorian guru was so prolific in so many fields, it’s near-impossible to keep track of all he did. Morris is perhaps best known nowadays for his densely-patterned, curly-leaf wallpaper, so popular in middle class homes in the Seventies... {click headline for more]

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Tudor in Morningside served as model home long ago

Tudor in Morningside served as model home long ago | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

Janney was an Atlanta Constitution Master Model Home showing the best building products from 1928. The couple remains proud of the residence’s original features, such as casement windows, hardwood floors and exterior light fixtures.

“It’s a very loved house,” Janney said. “I believe that it has stood the test of time.” ... [click headline for more]


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What Makes A House: Tudor

What Makes A House: Tudor | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

With storybook details and English cottage charm, it’s no wonder Tudor architecture is a popular style across Europe and the United States. Tudor architecture gets its name from the Tudor period (1485-1603), when these homes grew in popularity in England. From 1890 to 1940, the style flourished in America, but dwindled out with the re-emergence of patriotism and American Colonial homes during World War II... [click headline for more]

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This is a Whole Lot of Tudor Home for $179,000

This is a Whole Lot of Tudor Home for $179,000 | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

With an ask of $179,000 this five-bedroom Tudor home offers three full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a wood-paneled library, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, pewabic-tiled baths and a heated Florida Room. It seems to be in solid, non-crumbling condition though only one bathroom was photographed, so who knows. The 3,670 foot home was built in 1929 and includes a two-car garage... [click headline for more]

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Take a step back in time at historic manor house - WalesOnline

Take a step back in time at historic manor house - WalesOnline | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

In conjunction with the Open Doors scheme, members of the public will have the opportunity to visit Llancaiach Fawr Manor free of charge on Sunday, September 21 between 10am and 4pm when visitors will be able to see the progress made so far in the conservation works.

 

The work is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (£943,000), Cadw (£30,000) and Caerphilly County Borough Council (£87,200)... [click headline for more]

 

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Buy your very own 'castle' - for £575000 - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Buy your very own 'castle' - for £575000 - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

You really can be an owner of a castle - although in fact it’s the ruins of a chapel on a five acre site. The owner of Thursford Castle has obtained full planning permission to create a very special new home there for a guide price of £575,000... [click headline for more]

 

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Holiday at Astley Castle, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Holiday at Astley Castle, Nuneaton, Warwickshire | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

Groundbreaking modern accommodation has been inserted within the ruined walls of this ancient moated site to combine  the thrill of modern architecture with the atmosphere of an ancient place. Large glass walls now frame views of medieval stonework and the adjacent church and surrounding countryside... [click headline for more]

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St Peter's Church, in Belgrave, Leicester, up for sale for £150000 - Leicester Mercury

St Peter's Church, in Belgrave, Leicester, up for sale for £150000 - Leicester Mercury | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

A 12th century church on the outskirts of Leicester has come onto the market. Grade II-listed St Peter’s Church, next to Belgrave Hall and Gardens, in Belgrave, is up for sale for £150,000.

 

Agent Andrew Granger said the church, which is at the heart of the old village, has the potential to be converted into sympathetic uses ranging from an art gallery or nursery to a medical centre or even another place of worship... [click headline for full story]

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English Buildings - Yarnton, Oxfordshire

English Buildings - Yarnton, Oxfordshire | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

After Jacobean revival doorway of the previous post, here’s an example of a genuine Jacobean manor house. It’s Yarnton Manor, not far from Oxford, and it was built in around 1611 by Sir Thomas Spencer, altered in later centuries, and restored in 1895. The facade that’s visible today is restrained – curvy gables,* but quite small ones, projecting bays that don’t project very much, minimal classical detailing around the doorway – but lovely... [click headline for more]

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Update on Manor House study expected - Ilkley Gazette

Update on Manor House study expected - Ilkley Gazette | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

PROGRESS could be made on funding a feasibility study for the future of Ilkley's Manor House Museum by the end of this month.

 

The New Manor House Group, a collection of around a dozen local residents with a range of artistic and cultural interests in the town, has been told there could be news about the proposed study by the end of August. The group believes the Manor House could have a bright future in a town that already supports a wide range of cultural activities... [click headline for more]

 

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Elizabethan elegance is recreated in Ladies' Garden at historic property

Elizabethan elegance is recreated in Ladies' Garden at historic property | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

The golden age of Elizabethan gardening has been painstakingly recreated at a treasured National Trust property in Cornwall. Eight hundred young yews have been planted for the intricate design of Trerice’s new Ladies’ Garden, inspired by features in the house after research on the original lay our drew a blank.

 

For the garden team at Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house and garden near Newquay, the garden has been a labour of love. Painstaking research and archaeological work revealed very little about the original garden, giving the team the freedom to design an entirely new Dutch-inspired knot garden reflecting Trerice’s period features... [click headline for more]

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Your Chance to Help Find Tudor Mansion in Markeaton Park

Your Chance to Help Find Tudor Mansion in Markeaton Park | The Long Gallery | Scoop.it

 

ARCHAEOLOGISTS are calling on people in Derby to come and help them uncover the remains of a little-known Tudor mansion.

 

A dig is currently taking place at the Orangery Terrace, Markeaton Park, on the site of the mansion. The house was built as early as 1516 by the Mundy family, one of Derby's richest and most well-connected. The Mundys then had it knocked down and, in 1755, built Markeaton Hall where it had stood. That was the bulldozed in 1964 having fallen into disrepair.... [click headline for more]

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