Visit to Marchmont House, Berwickshire 17th to 19th May 2019

From Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019 GRDM Friends will be staying at the Grade A listed Marchmont House in Berwickshire.  This Palladian mansion built in 1756 and probably to a design  by James Gibbs, has been described by Country Life as outstanding for the recently restored interiors.  A significant part of the house is dedicated to furnishings which reflect the Arts & Crafts movement.  In addition there is a Gordon Russell bedroom and various other pieces of GR furniture.   This trip will include a visit and tour of  Cragside, now owned by the National Trust and a self-guided tour of Lady Waterford Hall.
A talk will be given on Gordon Russell and his involvement in the Arts & Crafts Movement followed by a tour of Marchmont to see and discuss the GR furniture.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018


Built for the successful 19th century industrialist Theodore Mander this is a rare surviving example of a house influenced by the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts movements.   Mander was inspired to decorate the interior of the manor with wallpapers and fabrics designed by William Morris, tiles by William De Morgan and glass by Charles Kempe, after he heard a lecture by Oscar Wilde in Wolverhampton in 1884 on ‘The House Beautiful’. There will also be an opportunity to see paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, including a temporary exhibition of work by Lizzie Siddall, the ill-fated wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  The visit will include a one hour guided tour of the house, an opportunity for a self-guided visit to the permanent William and Evelyn de Morgan exhibition, and an opportunity to investigate the wonderful gardens created by the Arts & Crafts garden designer Thomas Mawson. In 1937 Wightwick Manor passed into the care of the National Trust.  For more information on Wightwick Manor click here

Cost:     £15 payable in advance to cover coach hire cost

Entry to House and Gardens: FREE for NT members and £10.50 for non-members payable in person on the day.  £9.25 for savoury buffet lunch payable in person on the day.

Only 25 places available  Click here for booking form