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Country Houses

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Diary of an art historian

National Trust restructuring plans are ‘one of the most damaging assaults on art historical expertise ever seen in the UK’

Job cuts and planned repurposing of country houses will lead to a corporatisation of the nation's heritage sites

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Book Shorts

The story of the 20th-century creation of a Palladian villa is beautifully presented in this coffee-table book

Written by an architectural historian, the book describes the building of Henbury and the making of its interiors

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National Trust

National Trust wrongly accused of asset-stripping while government fails to keep its word

The Trust is negotiating endowments with the Treasury for five major country houses in its care

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Books

Books: Portraits of a diverse selection of Scottish country houses

Perthshire’s answer to the Ritz revealed

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National Trust

National Trust's total cost of saving Tyntesfield may be £50 million

The Trust is applying for a further £20 million grant to set up an endowment

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English Heritage

Serious threats to England’s historic environment, says official report

English Heritage’s first “State of the Nation” report appeals for tax changes to help save country houses

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National Trust

Fiona Reynolds is the new director general of Britain’s leading heritage charity

'I love the passion here'

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Peter Paul Rubens

Bruegel-Rubens masterpiece goes on the block to save historic English houses

"Mars and Venus" will pay for essential repairs

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Collecting

The history of collecting: Not something to frighten the horses

An exhibition on the art in British country houses aims to show the public that these collections play a modern, vital role in the nation’s culture

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National Trust

The National Trust, the greatest “museum” in the UK celebrates its centenary with an exhibition of paintings from country houses at the National Gallery

A gentle heritage

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National Trust

Chastleton goes into National Trust ownership

Jacobean Oxfordshire house purchased for £2 million