Days of Special Interest


         MONDAY 5TH MARCH 2018      

10.30AM  –    4.00PM

                  The New Remembrance Hall, Parhams Lane, Charlton, Nr                    Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0PL

            LONDON’S SQUARES &TOWNHOUSES – HOW THEY TRANSFORMED                                      THE CITY BETWEEN THE 17th & 18th CENTURIES                                                                            MISS PHILIPPA BARTON 


Philippa Barton is an experienced lecturer in fine and decorative arts, with a special interest in 17th and 18th century English architecture, interiors and furniture.  She will be talking about how the 17th & 18th centuries saw many aristocratic landowners developing their London estates, building fine town mansions and laying out elegant squares and terraces thus creating a fashionable West End.  The trend for new architecture started with Inigo Jones’s Covent Garden Piazza built for the 4th Earl of Bedford, followed by the first so called ‘square’ being laid out in Bloomsbury by the Earl of Southampton.  Other developments soon followed and she will be looking at the rise of these estates and the character of the ordinary terrace houses and the craftsmen who built them.  In the afternoon Philippa will be covering the Regency period and how John Nash started creating Regent’s Park, linking it to Carlton House in Pall Mall and transforming Buckingham House for the new King, George IV.                      


Schedule for the day:

Coffee/Tea available from 09.45 am.     10.30 am – First Lecture  (1 hour).

Coffee/Tea break (20 mins)                    11.50am –   Second Lecture  (1 hour)

1.00pm. –  Sit down lunch                      2.30pm -Third Lecture (1 hour)

We expect to finish the day between 3.30pm – 4.00 pm.  –   For further details please contact Penny Brentnall  on 01747 838028 or email

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:  On Monday 15th October 2018 the Lecturer will be Mr. Paul Atterbury talking about ‘The Golden Age of Travel’



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