NEW CASE STUDY: Josiah Child and the Wanstead Estate
Project associate Hannah Armstrong (currently writing her PhD at Birkbeck, University of London) has contributed a case study on the Wanstead Estate in Essex. Josiah Child (no relation to the Child family at Osterley) purchased the estate in 1673 and while his East India Company wealth did not facilitate his purchase of the estate, it did allow him to maintain and refurbish it. In her case study Hannah demonstrates how Child focused on developing the gardens at Wanstead and explores what this might have meant within the context of late seventeenth-century country house culture. To read the case stud, click here.