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Thomas Archer

(c. 1668—1743) architect and courtier

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Bastard Brothers

Bastard Brothers  

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(John (1688–1770) and William (c. 1689–1766). English architect-builders who worked in Dorset, and rebuilt Blandford Forum in a vernacular Baroque style from 1731 after that town had been destroyed ...
Borromini capital

Borromini capital  

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Type of Composite capital with incurving volutes used by the Bastards at Blandford Forum, Dorset, in the 1730s, and by Thomas Archer in the 1720s. It was derived from a capital favoured by Borromini.
Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House  

(Derbys.). Country seat of the Cavendishes, dukes of Devonshire. The Elizabethan house, begun by Sir William Cavendish in 1552 and completed by his widow Bess of Hardwick (Lady Shrewsbury), was ...
country houses

country houses  

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The country house was the focal point and symbol of the ascendancy of the gentry in the period between the Glorious Revolution and the First World War. It no longer had military significance. It was ...
Georgian

Georgian  

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[CP]In England the Georgian period is approximately 1714–1810. Architectural styles of the period were derived from classical and Renaissance Italian architecture.
parish churches

parish churches  

There are parish churches of all sizes, ages, and architectural styles, with internal fittings equally diverse. What is common to all of them is that they are buildings at the centres of their ...
Queen Anne

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 (1707–14) A short reign of an English queen,notable for plain, four-square domestic architecture, and an extraordinary set of churches, mostly in London and resulting from the Act for building ...
Wrest Park

Wrest Park  

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Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England, has a history going back to the 13th century when the de Grey family (later earls of Kent) came to live here. By the end of the ...

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