The Quick Intro

I am an architectural historian and consultant, and here you can read about my writing, broadcasting, lecturing and conservation management work on a variety of historic buildings. I do hope you find it useful, please feel free to get in touch with any queries.


Oliver Messel: in the Theatre of Design1
The Country House: Past, Present and Future, with David Cannadine
Secret Houses of the Cotswolds
Between Two Worlds: An Architectural Historyof Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Robert Adam: Country house, design, decoration and the art of elegance
The Country House Ideal
The Drawing Room
Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire, co-editor
English Country House Interiors3
English Ruins5
Up and Down Stairs: A history of the Country House Servant2
In Pursuit of the Best Gun (1812 – 2012)4
The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh: From the Archives of Country Life
How to Read A Country House

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.