Warfield Park Case Study: A New Generation

Warfield Park Case Study: A New Generation

In 1819, when John and Margaret Benn-Walsh’s son John came of age, John Walsh’s will ensured that he inherited all the properties that John and…

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Warfield Park Case Study: A Country House of One’s Own

Warfield Park Case Study: A Country House of One’s Own

When returning to England, how did East India Company officials and their families marry the England they imagined to that they were greeted with? For…

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Englefield House Case Study: The Benyon Legacy (1796-1854)

Englefield House Case Study: The Benyon Legacy (1796-1854)

Richard Benyon the Younger died in 1796, leaving his son Richard Benyon (1770-1854) to inherit. On 27 September 1797, a year after his father’s death…

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Englefield House Case Study: Lady Margaret Clive at Englefield House (1780s)

Englefield House Case Study: Lady Margaret Clive at Englefield House (1780s)

It seems that Richard Benyon did not recommend Lady Clive, but rather that she came under recommendation from others. Nathaniel Wrighte described to Benyon how…

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Englefield House Case Study: The Wrightes Return (1770s)

Englefield House Case Study: The Wrightes Return (1770s)

During the 1770s Powlett Wright made many changes to Englefield. He added a neo-Classical frieze featuring a repeating lotus and anthemion pattern (which originated in…

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Englefield House Case Study: The East India Company Arrives (1745-1776)

Englefield House Case Study: The East India Company Arrives (1745-1776)

Englefield’s imposing structure stands within rolling grounds near the village of Englefield in Berkshire, on the site of an earlier house, which belonged to the…

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Englefield House Case Study: An East India Company House?

Englefield House Case Study: An East India Company House?

When W. Fletcher and Edmund J. Niemann toured Reading in the 1830s they noticed a ‘splendid mansion’ which was ‘seated on the declivity of a…

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Warfield Park, Berkshire

Warfield Park, Berkshire

Warfield Park, Berkshire Longing, Belonging and the Country House by Kate Smith How did the processes of empire shape how individuals perceived and conceived of…

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Englefield House, Berkshire

Englefield House, Berkshire

 Englefield House, Berkshire Processes and Practices by Kate Smith The eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century history of Englefield House, particularly its connections with the East India…

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The Indian Seal Case Study: The Sykes Family

The Indian Seal Case Study: The Sykes Family

The fortune brought back from India by Francis Sykes was reckoned by his contemporaries to be one of the largest, indeed second only to that…

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