The Motor Car and the Country House

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Pete Smith

Lord Lonsdale's Napiers at Lowther Castle in 1913

As part of his work for English Heritage Pete was involved with the Car Project. He was asked to investigate the impact, both architectural and social, which the Motor Car made on the English Country House in the first half of the 20th century.

The talk looked at the earliest Motor Houses and Garages which were constructed at country houses to service and maintain these early automobiles as well as looking at the way in which the motor car changed the lives of those who owned and visited these country houses.

The picture, left, shows Lord Lonsdale's Napiers at Lowther Castle in 1913.


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