The Motor Car and the Country House

    SubTitle

    Historic Buildings Report
    The Motor Car and the Country House large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Jun 2010
        9920459
        9920459

        Main Summary

          This report attempts to identify the ways in which the ownership and development of the motor car affected life in the English country house in the 20th century. Special reference is made to the buildings constructed and converted to house and maintain this new form of transport.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Research Reports

          Author

          Pete Smith

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          102

          Number of Pages

          124

          ISBN

          9781848023468

          Contents

            Introduction
            Motoring and the country house
            The impact of the motor car on life in the English country house
            Country house owners and the motor car
            Country house owners at the forefront of motoring
            Car ownership and country houses
            The motor car and life in the country house
            Sports, leisure activities and the motor car
            The motor house and the country house
            The motor house pre-1914
            New motor houses added to existing country houses
            New houses and their motor houses
            Conversions of existing structures into motor houses
            Inter-war motor houses and garages
            New motor houses added to existing country houses
            New houses and their motor houses
            Conversions of existing structures into motor houses
            Post-war country house garages
            Architectural designs and competitions
            Conclusion
            Endnotes
            Gazetteer

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