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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the connection between the following places?




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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Pictures connection Reply with quote

I'm guessing that the connection is the Archer family or more specifically Thomas Archer.
I can identify the long carriage drive as that into Umberslade Hall.
Thomas Archer the architect of St Philips church (now Birmingham Cathedral) was a member of the Archer family who lived at Umberslade Hall.
I can't place the 3rd picture.But possibly in the grounds of Walton Hall ? the connection which I can't make.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pic 3 is Chatsworth in Derbyshire - also an Archer designed creation

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Answer Q68 Reply with quote

Thanks Johnny and Rob for your correct answers. The link is Thomas Archer of Umderslade Hall Tanworth in Arden and termed a gentleman architect he was first given the task of designing St Philips church, Birmingham (which later got cathedral status) and later he did various designs at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

Thomas Archer (1668–1743) is described as the most European, and certainly one of the most accomplished, of the English Baroque architects.  His later relative obscurity was mainly due to the misfortune that his contemporaries were some of the greatest British architects of any era.
Amongst other commissions there were Heythrop House, Oxfordshire and Roehampton House, south-west London



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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Most of us pass by this old timber church quite regularly. Where is it and what is its loose connection to early electronic communications?
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School building. Hockley Heath
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