Country houses and their settings on the South Downs c. 1680-1840 – Tuesday 1 September 2020, 6:30pm

An online lecture hosted by The Georgian Group

Sue Berry: Country Houses and their Settings on the South Downs c. 1680-1840: their Golden Age

During the long eighteenth century old country houses were remodelled and their grounds turned into grand leisure parks. The designs of Petworth, Uppark and Stansted heralded the arrival of new European influences which continued into the 1820s when severe neo-classical houses were built such as Burton Park.

This lecture will trace the development of country houses on the South Downs (many of which still survive and are accessible to the public) during their golden age.

Dr Sue Berry is a historian who has published many articles on Brighton and Sussex in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well as a book on Georgian Brighton.

This is an online lecture, so booking is essential. Book via the Georgian Group website.

The talk starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.

Charges: £5, or £3 for Georgian Group members

Image at the Georgian Group website


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