Category: Architecture

  • The stables of Lamport Hall

    The stables of Lamport Hall

    2023 wasn’t the best year I’ve had for visiting stables, or writing about them. This piece I’ve had brimming away since 2022, but here it is at last. Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire is now run by the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust, and it’s very well worth visiting. The house itself is beautiful, as are the…

  • The blacksmith’s, Roxby

    The blacksmith’s, Roxby

    I came across the photograph below in a World War II copy of Riding magazine from Jan-March 1943. If you’re wondering about the unusual dating, Riding was then down to four issues every year because of paper shortages. At its foundation in 1936, and through to the early years of the war, it was a monthly publication. As…