Category Archives: Wren / Hawksmoor

Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire – A Moated Manor House

For many English people in the 19th century the idea of the moated English manor house with its small agrarian community and long history going back to the Anglo-Saxons connoted the quintessence of their national identity. Baddesley Clinton could well … Continue reading

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Packwood House – “Restoration” and Reclamation

Between 1924 and 1932, a Midlands businessman, Graham Baron Ash  undertook the transformation of what had started life as an Elizabethan Farm house and outbuildings in Warwickshire (he used his middle name Baron, it was not a title). Packwood House … Continue reading

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Canons Ashby – An English Manor House

Canons Ashby was the home of the Drydens, a family of modest, literary Northampton-shire squires. In 1551 John Dryden (d.1584) inherited the property which was at that time just a small farm house and had been part of the nearby, … Continue reading

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Video Fly-Through of the Sir John Moore School

After a hugely successful launch at the BBC’s Great British Story event in Appleby Magna at the beginning of July, the Digital Building Heritage group’s completed reconstruction of the “lost” 1693 Wren / Hawksmoor design for the Sir John Moore … Continue reading

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Preview of the 3D digital reconstruction of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s un-built 1692 design for the Sir John Moore School in Derbyshire

Tomorrow (Sunday 8th July 2012) De Montfort University’s Digital Building Heritage Group will be at the BBC’s hugely popular Great British Story show at The Sir John Moore Foundation in Derbyshire http://www.sirjohnmoore.org.uk/ to present a new 3D digital reconstruction of … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Leicester interview on new 3D Reconstruction of a Wren / Hawksmoor design for the Sir John Moore School

BBC Radio Leicester’s Dave Andrews took time out of his “Talking History” show to interview De Montfort University’s Dr. Douglas Cawthorne about an un-built design for the Sir John Moore School  in Appleby Magna by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. … Continue reading

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“Building Jerusalem”: Digital Building Heritage project to unveil new reconstruction of a lost architectural design at BBC event

The Digital Building Heritage project at De Montfort University will be presenting a new “Top Secret” project at the BBC’s Great British Story event to be held at The Sir John Moore Foundation in Appleby Magna, Derbyshire 10:00 – 14:00 … Continue reading

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