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STRAWBERRY HILL

STRAWBERRY HILL
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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BACKGROUND

As the first true Gothic Revival structure in Europe, Strawberry Hill seamlessly blended landscape design, architecture, and decorative arts to forge a new direction in eightheenth-century design and culture. The grounds and buildings, with their uniquely designed interiors, were the visionary project of Horace Walpole, the youngest son of Britain’s first prime minister. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Strawberry Hill was placed the 2004 Watch and subsequently WMF became involved in research and planning at the site with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Robert W. Wilson Challenge to Conserve Our Heritage. Emergency stabilization and repairs were addressed. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Thanks to Walpole’s personal records, which describe the works carried out at Strawberry Hill, and letters to friends about the evolution of this thinking about the rooms and their arrangement, Strawberry Hill is well documented. Similarly, after Walpole’s time at Strawberry Hill, Lady Waldegrave wrote extensively about her changes and modernization of the estate. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Gothic Pioneer Walpole Finally Gets His Due
The New York Times, Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Strawberry Hill House: Blast from a Gothic Past
The Daily Telegraph, Saturday, October 9, 2010
Gothic Castle Strawberry Hill Reopens after £9m Restoration
This is London, Friday, September 24, 2010
Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle at Strawberry Hill
The Daily Telegraph, Friday, September 24, 2010
Strawberry Hill Will Open Doors to Public Once Again
Guardian, Thursday, September 23, 2010
Strawberry Hill Forever
Seatlle Post-Intelligencer, Thursday, December 31, 2009
From a House Beautiful
The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, December 2, 2009
From a House Beautiful
The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, December 2, 2009