Category: Architectural history

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Corsets and crinolines :  A guide to Victorian etiquette

Posted on 9th April 2014 by Dinah Starkey

We’re going to be minding our ps and qs at Sevington Victorian school this summer. Sevington is a perfectly…

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Beautiful ruins

Posted on 2nd October 2013 by Colin Howey

I love ancient ruins. For me, they are poignant and enigmatic. They are also often beautiful. Beginning with some…

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The punk behind the window

Posted on 17th September 2013 by Colin Howey

Heritage isn't just about ancient survivors, it continues to evolve and develop within our own lifetimes. In…

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Make the most of Heritage Open Days

Posted on 10th September 2013 by Brian Johnson

With 4,500 venues to choose from, how do you plan a perfect Heritage Open Days itinerary? Few people are better…

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Guided tour brings church’s history to life

Posted on 23rd August 2013 by Brian Johnson

Few things bring a visit to a Heritage Open Days property to life more effectively than a great story – and…

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Great Yarmouth: Silver from the Sea

Posted on 6th August 2013 by Colin Howey

You are considering taking a trip to Great Yarmouth? Congratulations. Whether it be seaside resort ‘kiss me…

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From fantasy to real: touring Tolkien’s Birmingham

Posted on 5th February 2013 by Ben Goodwin

Unless you’ve spent the last few years living in a Smial, you will have noted that the works of J. R. R.…

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Winter magic at Stonehenge and how to pick the best moment to visit

Posted on 12th December 2012 by Tim Prevett

In some ways this is a blog post I don’t want to write. It’s a secret I’d like to keep for those…

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Discover your house with Heritage Open Days

Posted on 5th November 2012 by Jim Herbert

Looking at deeds, maps and architect's plans can reveal a lot about a property but do they give us its full…

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Dig deeper: Top ten archaeological highlights

Posted on 20th August 2012 by Cat Jarman

Across the country there are some excellent opportunities for discovering archaeological gems this September. You…

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