A social networking forum for people interested in the country house and the study of consumption across a broad chronological period, from academics to private researchers, conservationists and the broader public.
This blog is run by an eighteenth-century historian, who delights in all things related to the country house; building and architecture, material culture, servants, household and estate management.
The aim of this blog is to focus on sharing news and comments on UK country houses and stately homes and provide a broader perspective on their place in architecture.
Books listed can be found in the YCBA Rare Bks and Mss Collection unless otherwise noted.
Books listed can be found in the YCBA Reference Library unless otherwise noted.
Search Orbis for additional titles and try using subject headings such as "Country homes--England"
This tourist site for discovering Britain can be searched by type of attraction such as castles, abbeys, historic houses, gardens, etc. Attractions can be searched alphabetically in England, Scotland and Wales.
This website features an alphabetical listing of Castles and Stately Homes in Britain with weblinks and photographs.
A database of all the country houses ever built in Britain and Ireland, updated daily, with information coming from professional journals, print resources and from contributors around the world. The Database currently contains records for more than 7,000 houses and listings of over 570 houses where movie and TV filming has taken place. There is also a guide for property pronouncing the names of British houses.
This independent historical website was created to encourage the exploration of British heritage. Showcasing a diverse range of historical sites and monuments, The Heritage Trail provides an excellent starting point for researching projects, holidays or tours.
HHA represents 1,500 privately-owned historic houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK. Their portfolio of 300 HHA houses open to the public can be searched.
List of lost English country houses sorted alphabetically with former location, reason for loss and sometimes images and further information.
The guide will help you plan your visit to one of Britain's stately homes, gardens, castles and other historic properties and houses. Includes all major properties represented by the Historic Houses Association, National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw (Welsh Heritage), and The National Trust for Scotland and other properties open to the public.