The Quick Intro

I am an architectural historian and consultant, and enjoy a career of writing, broadcasting, lecturing, teaching and conservation management work on a variety of historic buildings, as well as advising on new design in sensitive contexts. I do hope you find it useful, please feel free to get in touch with any queries.


Henbury: An Extraordinary House
Oliver Messel: in the Theatre of Design
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 Interiors
English Ruins
Up and Down Stairs: A history of the Country House Servant
In Pursuit of the Best Gun (1812 – 2012)
The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh: From the Archives of Country Life
How to Read A Country House