South East Great British Buildings

Angharad MoranIn the 1750s at his family seat in Buckinghamshire, Sir Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur that...

Jo Leevers If there’s one historic figure who will be forever be associated with Rochester, it is Charles Dickens. The maze of alleyways and...

Vicky SartainOn 25 December 1067, while the rest of the country was preparing to celebrate Christmas, Arundel Castle in West Sussex was founded by...

Angharad Moran‘That’s She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her - quick!’ was how Rudyard Kipling and his wife, Carrie, felt the...

Angharad MoranChartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his...

Polesden Lacey, an exquisite Edwardian house in the heart of Surrey, continues to amaze visitors, just as its extravagant former owner, Mrs Margaret Greville,...

Parham House, West Sussex, England. Credit: Creative Commons

Words: Vicky Sartain The approach to Parham hints at what lies ahead. A long drive stencilled on the landscape wends its way across deer-dotted parkland...

Vicky SartainBuilt circa 1450 and one of the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country. Restored and extended in 1910 by Sir Edwin Lutyens....

Drenched in Tudor history and intrigue, Hever Castle stands out as one of Kent’s most beautiful gems. Vicky Sartain traces the story of the...