The Building of Castle Howard

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Christopher Ridgway

Castle Howard

Christopher discussed the design influences on the Baroque house as it appeared in the early years of the 18th century under the auspices of Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, how the house took shape, and the Palladian completion under Sir Thomas Robinson. Whilst not proposing a full chronology he mentioned a few later important episodes - the chapel and work on the west roofline in the 19th Century, and of course the fire and its aftermath.

Christopher is curator at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire and is also Adjunct Professor attached to the Department of History at Maynooth University.


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