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Lost Houses – Barbrook Edensor

It is unfortunate that the first really substantial house that Sir Joseph Paxton built was knocked down in the early 1960s, for today, I suspect, it would be greatly valued as an early example of the architectural talents of this highly talented man. It was built for himself, was grade II listed, but, when it […]

Swanwick Hall

The Hall at Swanwick is today regarded as the delightful 18th century villa built for Hugh Wood by Joseph Pickford of Derby in 1771-1772, which in its 19th century expanded form now forms the centrepiece of the former Grammar School in the village, to which the celebrated county architect George Henry Widdows built elegant and […]