Historic Houses president

The new president of the HHA is the owner of an estate that has passed by descent since Domesday and is also a country-house day-tripper

The wartime role of Country houses

Crucial to our success in the Second World War, which began 70 years ago this year, British country houses became hotbeds of culture, military operations and, occasionally, local resistance, as…

Great British Architects: Inigo Jones

Inigo Jones travelled extensively to see other forms of architecture all over the world and returned to tailor Classicism specifically to English needs

The Village Church for Village Life Award

Following the extraordinary success of the award last year, Sir Roy Strong introduces a second competition celebrating the work of rural parishes that have adapted their churches to serve village…

Rebirth of Folkestone

Huon Mallalieu reports on how the arts, and determination of Roger de Haan, have resurrected an English seaside town

Guide to Sir John Vanbrugh

A quick guide to an outstanding country-house architect responsible for two great commissions: Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard

Betjeman home wins award

An 18th century rectory, the former home of the late Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, is unveiled as the winner of England's Finest Parsonage competition

Winner of Village Church Award

Sir Roy Strong announces the winners of this year's Village Church for Village Life Award: Norton St Philip in Somerset