Advertiser Mag :: 2019 #14

Craignish Castle, Argyleshire

The focus of this column is about the history of Parlington, and to a lesser extent the families who inhabited the hall. However in the spirit of offering a wider perspective of activities, we shall uncover a story of the Gascoigne seafaring during the nineteenth century. I first came across a reference to a sea going vessel some years back in a short newspaper article about the launch in August 1866 into the Clyde of a steam yacht ‘Ibis’ from the yard of Partick shipbuilders Tod & MacGregor, built for Frederick Charles Trench-Gascoigne of Craignish and Parlington.… Read the full article

The DiCamillo Companion Web site

Some years ago I was asked to do reciprocal links with a site in the States called DiCamillo Companion, then recently I received an email from a fellow Country House enthusiast, Melanie McGurr who has the site: Country House Lane, she had visited a lecture in Cincinnati where Curt DiCammilo spoke on “Lords, Ladies, and Mummies: Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey.”… Read the full article

A Visit to Derbyshire

George Hotel Hathersage

Last Weekend we enjoyed a short trip to Derbyshire and after staying at the George Hotel in Hathersage, I can certainly recommend the food, although I did feel at the price it ought to have been top notch! Hathersage itself had a late summer feel about it, but of interest is that the George Hotel, and the village for that matter were a favourite of the great Yorkshire authoress Charlotte Bronte, and her novel Jane Eyre was set in the locale.… Read the full article

Lotherton Drawing Room Restoration Plan

Interior of Lotherton Hall, the Drawing Room

Lotherton Hall is a favourite location for many people to visit, and with the ability to “get up close”, to the furnishings and fittings, is perhaps unique in Britains’ Country Houses. However like all old buildings some of the fabric of the house especially the interior décor, is showing signs of age.… Read the full article

Lost Painting of Parlington Hall

I wrote about a water colour painting of Parlington Hall which had been found in a skip, it features in an earlier post,
The picture above is of the painting; for over a year I have carefully steered a path towards having the picture recovered and returned to its rightful home, Lotherton Hall, where it will be displayed for the interest of the general public.… Read the full article

Brodsworth Hall, Yorkshire

Brodsworth Hall Fern Garden

If you enjoy visiting the many heritage sites around the UK and you are in the vicinity of Yorkshire, Brodsworth Hall is a must, and a full circuit of the gardens should not be overlooked, the above picture is of the Grotto, which is fashioned within what was the quarry which provided stone for the hall.… Read the full article