Stowe House

Stowe House

Saving an Architectural Masterpiece

by Nick Morris

Paperback Publication Date: 29/08/2018

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The restoration of Stowe House and development of the surrounding estate by Stowe School, allied to work in the landscape gardens by the National Trust, is one of the greatest rescues of a country house ever achieved.

The ancestral home of the Temple-Grenvilles came close to demolition in 1920, when the entire site was put up for sale. The formation of Stowe School in 1923 secured a future use that maintained the traditions of the Enlightenment with its unrelenting quest for knowledge and understanding.

The past 94 years have seen innovation in land management with the gifting of the gardens to the National Trust and a renovation programme of truly monumental proportions.

This major new work details the architectural history of the site, tells the story of the restoration through the words of those most closely involved and demonstrates how the School has continued to build in a sympathetic and harmonious manner that preserves the identity and character of the estate as a whole.

Book Features:

  • The inside story of one of the greatest ever rescues of a country house, which transformed a family seat into a renowned school and National Trust site
  • Published to mark the bicentenary of the elevation of the estate's founder, Lord Cobham, to the Viscountcy in 1818 Lavishly illustrated, including images by architectural photographer Andy Marshall
  • New assessment of the significance of Stowe House by renowned architectural historian Jeremy Musson
  • Essays giving perspectives by architects and conservators closely involved in the restoration work
ISBN:
9781785511110
9781785511110
Category:
Travel & holiday guides
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-08-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Scala Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
160
Dimensions (mm):
279x241x15.24mm
Weight:
0.92kg
Nick Morris

Stowe House's Chief Executive Officer Nick Morris, who has managed restoration work there for the past eight years, has drawn together contributions from leading experts to produce an authoritative work that looks behind the creation of the house, charts the continuing evolution of the site and demonstrates the care taken to ensure authenticity throughout the £40m restoration programme.

As Stowe School's Operations Director from 2009 to 2017, he was closely involved in the School's building projects and management of the site and he now looks forward to completing the restoration and continuing to work closely with the School and the National Trust in that work and in presenting the House to the public.

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