Study Days, two a year, are designed to give members and their guests a more indepth introduction into carefully selected interesting subjects, led by a highly qualified Lecturer in that subject.
The day begins at 10:30 with coffee and a light lunch included. The day finished at 3:30.
There is plenty of parking available at the venue.
THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2017
LONDON SQUARES & TOWNHOUSES OF 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES
The 17th and 18th century saw many aristocratic landowners developing their London estates, building fine townhouses and laying out elegant squares, thus creating a fashionable West End.
Our lecturer, Phillipa Barton, will help us discover the building of Inigo Jones Convent Piazza and the first proper “Square” in Bloomsbury in the early 1600 to St James Square in 1660 and then later in the 18th Century with the rapid development of Harley, Cavendish and the Portman Estates and John Nash with his supremely elegant Regents Park and Street
This fascinating talk will look at the rise of these estates, some of the magnificent mansions and townhouses that were built but also the character of the ordinary terrace house and the craftsmen who built them.
To book your place at this fascinating study day,
please click here to download and complete this and return it to the Study Day Secretary:
Sarah Townsend-Rose: T: 01672 810427