Volume 45 Issue 1 January 1995


Peter Fowler looks at the varied spiritual and physical landscapes of a twenty-eight-and-a-half acre site in Wiltshire which contains one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe

Penrhyn Castle

Alistair Hennessy on the Regency North Wales family whose country seat was built on the profits from the slave plantations of the Caribbean.

The Guildhall, Lavenham

Alec Betterton explains how a timber-framed hall opens a window onto the piety and economics of a Suffolk market town in the 1520s.

Hardwick Hall

Alice Friedman investigates a Derbyshire 'prodigy house' and its formidable progenitor, a much-married Elizabethan woman.

Bodiam Castle

Nigel Saul examines the social aspirations of a fourteenth-century Sussex castle and the man who built it.


Bernard Porter looks at the Victorian capitalist who made his fortune from dealing in weapons of war and constructed a Northumberland haven with the proceeds.

Ham House

Robert Beddard shows how a sumptuous mansion by the Thames became a hive of intrigue and activity for its Stuart courtier owners.