Save Mentmore for the nation.

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SAVE Mentmore for the Nation. £ (£ Friends Price) A booklet about the treasures of Mentmore Towers, published in January as part of SAVE's campaign to preserve the house and its contents for the nation. The collection was subsequently sold but the building remains at risk today.

Mentmore Towers Explained. Mentmore Towers, historically known simply as "Mentmore", is a 19th-century English country house built between and for the Rothschild family in the village of Mentmore in Joseph Paxton and his son-in-law, George Henry Stokes, designed the building in the 19th-century revival of late 16th and early 17th-century Elizabethan and Jacobean.

Mentmore Towers, historically known simply as "Mentmore", is a 19th-century English country house built between and for the Rothschild family in the village of Mentmore in Joseph Paxton and his son-in-law, George Henry Stokes, designed the building in the 19th-century revival of late 16th and early 17th-century Elizabethan and Jacobean styles called Jacobethan.

Copy of 'Save Mentmore for the Nation' published by SAVE Britain's Heritage, February (Davron Press, London). Includes short essays on the house and contents and black and white photographs.

Published as part of the public campaign to ensure that Mentmore and its contents were preserved for the nation; this campaign ultimately failed. In the sale of a country house and its contents - Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, England - divided the opinion of the nation. The 7th Earl of Rosebery, faced with death duties, offered the former Rothschild house and its collection to the nation for £2 million; the offer was refused and the subsequent sale of the house and its collections became a cause célèbre in the heritage world.

The failure to save Mentmore for the nation was one of the major factors that led to the seminal "The Destruction of the Country House" exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Save Mentmore for the nation.

book, London, inand, ultimately, to the creation of the modern country house movement and the foundation of the preservation organization SAVE Britain's Heritage. Mentmore Towers, historically known simply as "Mentmore", is a 19th-century English country house built between and for the Rothschild family in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire.

Sir Joseph Paxton and his son-in-law, George Henry Stokes, designed the building in the 19th-century revival of late 16th and early 17th-century Elizabethan and Jacobean styles called Jacobethan.

Mentmore is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, is about three miles east of Wingrave, three miles south east of Wing. The village toponym is derived from the Old English for "Menta's moor". The Domesday Book of records the village as Mentmore. Queen Edith, the daughter of Earl Godwin and wife of King Edward the Confessor had a District: Aylesbury Vale.

Condition: Fair. Volume 1. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,grams, ISBN: Seller Inventory # The destruction of country houses in 20th-century Britain was a phenomenon brought about by a change in social conditions during which a large number of country houses of varying architectural merit were demolished by their owners.

Collectively termed by several authors "the lost houses", the final chapter in the history of these often now-forgotten houses has been described as a cultural tragedy. What can it possibly become when stripped of its collection. No more than an imposing folly.

The philistinism of Peter Shore and the spinelessness of Shirley Williams have combined to throw away what could have been so easily preserved. Such thoughtless destruction makes one shudder. To save Mentmore was a mere matter of good book-keeping.

Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery (née de Rothschild; 27 July – 19 November ) was the daughter of Baron Mayer de Rothschild and his wife Juliana (née Cohen).After inheriting her father's fortune inshe became the richest woman inHannah de Rothschild married Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, and was thereafter known as the Countess of Rosebery.

Pearce was closely involved in the SAVE Mentmore for the Nation booklet of which campaigned to stop the dispersal of the furniture and fittings from Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire.

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Binney was instrumental in saving Calke Abbey and its contents for the nation in ; he had highlighted and publicised the loss to the nation of such historic houses following the failure of SAVE's attempts to preserve Mentmore Towers, a decade earlier.

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