Not Just Green Spaces: 5 Buildings Designed by Capability Brown

His visionary landscape designs brought Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown lasting fame, punctuating the natural environment to this day with serpentine rivers, rich woodland and palatial views. But what many people forget about Capability Brown, is that he also designed buildings and monuments within his commissioned landscapes. Surviving examples are rare and often protected by listing. Here are 5 of the structures he is less famous for. The Burton Pynsent Column, Somerset Sometimes referred to as the Cider Monument, the 140ft columnRead more

‘London Hidden Interiors’ – ever fancied a peek inside Downing Street?

Before leaving English Heritage in 2011 to set up his own heritage and design consultancy, Philip Davies was the Planning and Development Director for London and South–East England.  Here, he tells us how his latest book, ‘London Hidden Interiors’, came into being… One of the joys of working for English Heritage was the opportunity to advise on a whole range of buildings and interiors which the public are not normally allowed to see, or which are little-known. I was incrediblyRead more