Country House Architecture in 18th Century Britain

Module code: HA7508

This module examines the country house in terms of design, architectural heritage, stylistic revolution, patronage, and setting. The role of gardens and their architectural elaboration, including follies, are also considered. We will look at houses such as Chatsworth, Houghton, Hopetoun and Holkham, as well as influential architects like William Kent, Robert Adam, and James Wyatt.

Learning

  • 300 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 5,000 words (100%)