THE ROYAL PALACES: PART ONE
MAJOR PERSONAL CONFESSION: Well, it happened. I got caught up in the Royal Baby fever along with the rest of the world. I haven’t really been that into the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – even their wedding didn’t engage me much... Some of my books on the Royal Family, heavy on Diana. Obsessed much? As you can see, for years I was obsessed – for lack of a better word – with Princess Diana and the Royal family. Obsessed. I read, and still own, quite a lot of books written about Diana. This…
Croome, High Green, Worcester - Designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown. It was built between 1751 & 1752. One of the finest examples of Neo-Palladian architecture in Worcestershire. Notable Neo-Palladian features incorporated into Croome Court include the plain exterior & the corner towers with pyramidal roofs.
Basildon Park, Berkshire,was built between 1776 and 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes and designed by John Carr in the Palladian style at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism.