Category Archives: Historical Architecture

A Country Inn in 1839

One of my favorite activities as a writer is to visualize the space my characters move about in.  Naturally I was thrilled when I ran across An Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture and Furniture; containing numerous designs for … Continue reading

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Domestic Offices in English Homes circa 1865 – Butler’s Pantry, Housekeeper’s Room, Servants’ Hall, Wash House and more.

Today I am excerpting again from Robert Kerr’s The Gentleman’s House: Or, How to Plan English Residences, from the Parsonage to the Palace; with Tables of Accomodation and Cost, and a Series of Selected Plans published in 1864/65.  In the last post … Continue reading

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English Kitchens, Sculleries, Larders and Pastry Rooms circa 1865

I found a reference to The Gentleman’s House: Or, How to Plan English Residences, from the Parsonage to the Palace; with Tables of Accomodation and Cost, and a Series of Selected Plans  by Robert Kerr and published in 1865 when I … Continue reading

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Regency Illustrations of Salisbury and Canterbury Cathedrals

Tonight I was looking for images for Nancy Mayer’s new page The Bishops and Archbishops in England in 1815.  I found more beautiful illustrations than I needed of Canterbury and Salisbury Cathedrals, so I decided to make a little gallery … Continue reading

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Floor plan of a vicarage from 1816

>>Click here to visit Jane Austen’s World blog featuring the floor plans of Highclere Castle. Otherwise, So, I’m still digging around in the “Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions,” by Rudolph Ackermann and Frederic Shoberl. Today, I found the floor plan of … Continue reading

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