15 October-Study Day The Age of Luxury-The Georgian Country House and its Setting

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King’s Church, Lewes, BN7 1XH

15 October (all day) £45 (students £25) includes lunch and refreshments

Book through members@sussexpast.co.uk or through Lorna Garside on 01273405737

Between 1700 and 1820, old houses were transformed and new ones built, some on a spectacular scale by owners who would now be regarded as multi-millionaires. The influence of the Grand Tour on country house owners of this period was considerable and architectural styles were varied, reflecting the influence of Dutch, French and Classical inspirations as well as our home grown Gothic. Landscapes also evolved from formal to the famous landscape parks of the mid to later eighteenth century and interiors became increasingly showy. Ever more servants were needed to run a lavish lifestyle which included racing, hunting and other expensive social activities. Our speakers, all specialists in their fields, will address these many aspects of the Georgian country house.