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Kedleston Hall

Before Kedleston Hall reopened this year, Brian Spencer went along to look at the conservation work carried out over the winter by its present owners, the National Trust. In the mid 1700s Sir Nathaniel Curzon employed the up and coming young architect Robert Adam to design and build Kedleston Hall, his first major commission.  What […]

Cragside – Where Modern Living Began

William George Armstrong, Lord Armstrong of Cragside the Victorian scientist and engineer made his fortune from hydraulic engineering, ship building and armaments.  When he retired he made his home by developing what was once a hunting lodge into a house where comfort and innovation was far ahead of its time. Brian Spencer visited Cragside, high […]