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Country houses lecture

October 20, 20212:12 pm

Friends annual lecture: the country houses of Shropshire by Gareth Williams

We are delighted that Gareth Williams, curator and head of learning at the Weston Park Foundation has agreed to deliver the Friends of Shropshire Archives‘ annual lecture this year. Shropshire is Britain’s largest inland county and it has an extraordinary wealth of country houses, many of them of national and international significance. From the medieval ancestor of leisured domestic architecture at Stokesay Castle, to the Catholic glories of Mawley Hall, and neo-classical Attingham Park – which gives its name to the Trust that is dedicated to the study of the country house – Shropshire holds extraordinary riches. Gareth Williams has been researching this subject in depth and in 2021 published the definitive book on the subject with Boydell & Brewer, comprising a history and analysis of well over 300 houses. This lavishly illustrated talk tells the human and built story of a selection of the homes. When: Saturday 13 November 2021 10.30am Where: Shropshire Archives Cost: £5 Booking: places are limited so booking in advance is essential. Please download the Annual lecture PDF for more details and a booking form (to be returned to the Friends). Note: Please wear a mask. In the event of COVID restrictions preventing us holding the lecture in person, it will be delivered online via Zoom.
Written by Arran Chilles