Kelmarsh Hall and the Croome Court Collection

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Monday 13 July 2015

2.00pm
Kelmarsh Hall: A Vision of an Early Eighteenth-Century Georgian House
Sarah Bowles

 3.30pm
Robert Adam and the Furnishing of Croome Court
Philippa Barton

 Meeting Place   
The Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, London SW5
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Tuesday  14 July  2015

08.49am
Train departs for Northampton

10.00am
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.

12.00noon

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. 

1.15pm
Lunch

2.30pm
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.

 4.45pm
Train departs for London (arriving at 6.29pm)

 

Meeting Place
Euston Station