Visit to Ryston Hall

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On Saturday 22 October, around 20 members and guests of the society visited Ryston Hall, near Downham Market, Norfolk, by kind invitation of Mrs Sarah Pratt the current custodian of the hall and estate. The visit was organised by the society in connection to our 2022 publication The Literary Papers…

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BALH – The Local Historian – Review – HUMPHRY REPTON AND HIS FAMILY Correspondence 1805-1816

The British Association for Local History recently published a review of HUMPHRY REPTON AND HIS FAMILY Correspondence 1805-1816 edited by Heather Falvey in The Local Historian (Journal of the British Association For Local History), Volume 52, No. 1 (January 2022) and has given us permission to reprint that review on our website. This volume from…

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Architecture and family life in early-Georgian Norfolk

John Buxton, Norfolk Gentleman and Architect, Letters to his son 1719-1729 Reading other people’s letters is not obviously legitimate, but past collections can fairly be explored to illuminate the lives of individuals and their families. Between 1719 and 1729, John Buxton (1685-1731), a south-Norfolk landowner remembered as a gentleman-architect, exchanged…

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