1859-60 – Fonthill Abbey, Tisbury, Wiltshire

SM 22 – Mar 13

A reference in James 2’s promotional booklet [i] relates to some work he did for the Marquess of Westminster at Fonthill Abbey, in Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire, during the years 1859-60.  Continue reading “1859-60 – Fonthill Abbey, Tisbury, Wiltshire”

1898-99 – Sunningdale Park, Ascot, Berkshire

SM 03 – Aug 11

Sunningdale Park is situated in what once used to be part of Windsor Great Park, and still contains a Spanish Chestnut tree – with a girth in excess of twenty feet! – that dates back to the time of Henry VIII.   James Wyatt built the first house at Sunningdale in 1785, and, over the years, this was rebuilt and enlarged by its successive owners until Major William James Joicey – of the Northern mining family – bought it in 1890. Continue reading “1898-99 – Sunningdale Park, Ascot, Berkshire”