Rae, Douglas J.
Most widely held works by Douglas J Rae
Great houses of Britain. Part 3, East Anglia and the South ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Wimpole Hall, an 18th century manor in Cambridgeshire, given to the Trust of Rudyard Kipling's daughter. Its grounds were designed by Capability Brown and include a sham castle ruin. -- Knole in Kent, is still home today of the famous Sackville family. It boasts of furniture from Hampton Court and a King's Bedroom with silver furniture equalled only by Windsor Palace. -- Clandon Park is another Capability Brown landscape showpiece with the famous Gubbay collection of porcelain furniture and textiles inside.
Great houses of Britain. Part 1, Scotland and the North ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Presents Traquair Castle, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, once a refuge for Catholic priests and Royalty ; Alnwick Castle, the four story battlements overlook some of the finest views in Northern England ; Beningbrough Hall, York, built in the 17th century, contains splendid paintings of public figures of the period.
Great houses of Britain. Part 2, Wales and the Midlands ( Visual )
in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Presents Chirk Castle, inhabited by the same family, the Middletons for 400 years -- Haddon Hall in Derbyshire, originally a fortified dwelling, dates from the 13th century -- Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, home of the Marquess of Hertford.
Great houses of Britain. Part 4, London and the West ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Osterly Park House, just outside London, was built in 1577, but it is mainly the creation of 18th century Robert Adam, who transformed it into a prime example of neo-classical architecture. -- Claydon House in Buckinghamshire, has been the Verney family seat for over 500 years. Florence Nightingale often stayed here. -- Lacock Abbey, with its 15th century cloisters and remarkable medieval frescoes, is located in Wiltshire in one of the most beautiful villages.