Goring on Thames Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Goring on Thames Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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04 July 2017Rodmarton and Owlpen Manor Houses and their Gardens Tuesday 4 July 2017 - BOOKING MAY & JUNE (See synopsis of the visit below)

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Rodmarton and Owlpen Manor Houses and their Gardens
Tuesday 4 July 2017 - BOOKING MAY & JUNE (See synopsis of the visit below)

Tuesday 04 July 2017

Rodmarton Manor is the supreme example of a house built and all its furniture made according to Arts and Crafts ideals and was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional stye when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen.

Ernest Barnsley and the Cotswold group of Craftsmen, who built and furnished the house for Claud and Margaret Biddulph, beginning in 1909, were responsible for the revival of many traditional crafts in the Cotswolds which were in danger of dying out over the twenty years that it took to build the house.

Owlpen Manor, home of Sir Nicholas and Lady Mander, has long been recognised as one of the most romantic Tudor manor houses in southern England.  The house dates from 1450 to 1616, with careful Cotswld Arts and Crafts repairs of 1926, when the house was saved from ruin after over 80 years of dereliction.  

This visit follows our lecture on 'The Good Life' - Gimson and the Barnsleys - Inventing the Cotswold Style.