1862-64 – Dumorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 5 of: Continue reading “1862-64 – Dumorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells”

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1859-62 – Berry Hill, Taplow, Buckinghamshire

SM 20 – Jan 13

Mr John Noble, a leading varnish manufacturer, commissioned Robert Marnock, the famous Scottish garden designer, to ‘beautify’ his garden at Berry Hill, Taplow, near Maidenhead, towards the end of the 1850s, and Marnock invited James 2 to help with their construction.   According to James 2’s notes,[i] most of this work at Berry Hill took place between 1859 and 1862, and involved the creation of: Continue reading “1859-62 – Berry Hill, Taplow, Buckinghamshire”

1873-80 – Park Hill, Streatham, London

SM 14 – Jul 12

‘Park Hill Mansion’ was one of several very large properties situated on Streatham Common North, in southeast London.   They were once the homes and estates of some very wealthy people – providing, as they did, a commanding view over Streatham, and to the heights of Wimbledon and the Surrey Hills beyond. Continue reading “1873-80 – Park Hill, Streatham, London”