Southill: by [SOUTHILL] WHITEBREAD Major S. (Introduction)

Southill: A Regency House

London Faber and Faber 1951

70pp text + 90 illustrations which catalogue the design by Henry Holland, interiors, exteriors and furniture, plus 4pp index. Chipped and price clipped pictorial dust wrapper. Some discolouration to the cloth on the spine. Internally good. Bookplate of Josceline Grove on f.e.p. along with the remains of a paper label/description which had previously been stuck onto the page. Related article, advertising leaflets and an invitation to Grove from Whitbread loosely inserted into book. Essay on the house is by A E Richardson, with additional descriptions on the library pictures and furniture by other contributors. Details of the proposed restoration project included. Beautifully photographed, drawing on images from Country Life and images by Harold White, specially taken for the book. Brown worked at Southill for Lord Torrington in 1777 and the plan was to sweep away much of the formal gardens and replace them with a more natural landscape. The project ran into financial difficulties and it was not until 1796 that work was restarted by the new owner Samuel Whitbread. Much of the landscape work was done during 1796-1805.

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