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Cottages Ornés

Date & Time of Event: 
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 (All day)

Cottages Ornés
A joint event with the Sid Vale Association.

Talk by Roger White with associated guided walk around the cottages ornés of Sidmouth.

Cottage orne paintingDespite the rather French name, the cottage orné is an architectural genre invented in England in the middle years of the 18th century.  It spread rapidly to other parts of the British Isles and then to the Continent before arriving on distant shores such as Cape Colony, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.  Uniquely, it spans the entire social spectrum, from little cottages for members of the working class right up to large and elaborate examples for royalty.  The heyday was the late Georgian period, and Sidmouth is arguably now the best place in which to sample this delightful episode in Georgian taste.

Roger White is a professional architectural historian specialising in the Georgian period, and his definitive book on cottages ornés was published in 2017 to uniformly warm reviews.  Nigel Hyman is a DGT member who has lived in Sidmouth since 2006 and is curator of the Sidmouth Museum.  He leads town walks, gives talks and writes articles about the town.

When:  Wednesday 14th November 2018  |  Walk.  Meet at 10.45a.m. for guided walk at 11.00a.m.
Talk.  2.30p.m. at the Manor Pavilion.

Where:  Walk.  Meet at Sidmouth Museum, Church Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8LY.  
Talk.  Manor Pavilion, Manor Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8RP.

Cost:  £5.   

How to book.
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