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Monday 13 July 2015
Kelmarsh Hall: A Vision of an Early Eighteenth-Century Georgian House
Robert Adam and the Furnishing of Croome Court
The Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, London SW5
Tuesday 14 July 2015
Train departs for Northampton
Private visit to Kelmarsh Hall
Kelmarsh Hall is a perfect Early-Georgian house designed by James Gibbs and built by Smith of Warwick. Today, the interiors reflect the character of Nancy Lancaster and her taste for combining comfort with formality which set the trend for the twentieth-century’s ‘Country House’ look.
This exhibition displays superb furniture and family portraits from Croome Court, the magnificent house in Worcestershire built by Capability Brown and in part decorated by Robert Adam for the 6th Earl of Coventry.
Visit to the gardens
Within their eighteenth-century setting, the beautiful gardens, with formal terrace, sunken garden, long borders and triangular walled garden, were largely created by Nancy Lancaster with the help of Geoffrey Jellicoe and Norah Lindsay.
Train departs for London (arriving at 6.29pm)