The Quick Intro

I am an architectural historian, writer, historic buildings consultant and broadcaster and here you can read about my writing, editing, broadcasting, lectures and talks, study days, and other activities, as well as a blog of my travels. I do hope you find it useful, please feel free to get in touch with any queries.

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Jeremy lecturing in San Diego for the Royal Oak

2013 SPAB Plunket Scholars

A picture of myself and Nick Cox (left), with the SPAB Plunket Scholars at Worton House in Oxfordshire, with our hosts, Mr and Mrs Malcolm Axtell (right)

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I was very honoured to have Jerry Hall (below) among the guests at the launch of The Drawing Room at Christies in London in November. In this picture (above) showing me giving a speech of thanks (to the publishers Rizzoli, Christies our hosts, Spears magazine and Gilpin’s Gin our sponsors, I am flanked by Robert Dalrymple the designer of the book and Paul Barker the photographer.

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My Books

1. Oliver Messel: in the Theatre of Design

2. Up and Down Stairs: A history of the Country House Servant

3. English Country House Interiors

4. Moggerhanger Park

5. English Ruins

6. In Pursuit of the Best Gun (1812 – 2012)

7. The Drawing Room: English Country House Decoration

Forthcoming lectures and courses:

I am currently delivering a weekly lecture series on “Introduction to British Architectural History” for The Course, run by Mary Bromley, see www.thecoursestudies.co.uk; On March 3, I am giving a lecture on Sargent’s portrait of the Sitwell family to the members of the Cambridge Art Fund, and in early July 2015 I will be leading a tour of Bath and surrounding country, with Jane Austen and architecture as a theme, see www.aceculturaltours.co.uk.

Recent Articles:

“A refuge of peace and order, Kettle’s Yard”, Country Life, April 29, 2015, pp. 6-65

“A Comedy of Errors: Trollope and the country house”, Country Life, Mar 4, pp.50-53

“The joy of sunflowers. Loton Park, Shropshire”, Country Life, December 3, 2014, p. 76-82

“An Island Rescue: Fota House, Co.Cork”, Country Life, August 20, 2014, pp.53-56

“Hope for the studio-village [about Limnerslease and Watts Gallery]’, Country Life, February 26, 2014, pp.64-68


“Borrowed Rooms” in Country Life on the 18th century English period rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, October 16

Preview to Whistler in London, at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Country Life, October 9, 2013

“Jane Austen (right) and Bonomi”, in The Georgian Group Journal, May 2013

An archive of my articles can be view here

BBC Radio Tees – Mike Parr

Download Radio Interview (3.7 MB – mp3)

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire – Liz Fraser

Download Radio Interview (5.5 MB – mp3)

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire SPAB week – Great Country Houses

Download Radio Interview (25 MB – mp3)

I hope you’ll enjoy looking around the site and find what you’re looking for. I welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for visiting.