Presented by Adrian Green
A lecture exploring the innovative architecture built in County Durham between the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King George III. County Durham was a wealthy region because of the coal trade to London. Coal owners built impressive mansions with landscaped parks; the clergy rebuilt their rectories and parish churches, while lawyers, merchants, farmers and craftsmen rebuilt their homes in ways that transformed the towns and villages of County Durham. This lecture illustrates the surprising wealth of architecture surviving from this period.
Organised in partnership by Durham County Council, and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and History Departments of Durham University.
Please note, a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.
This is the same talk as on 13 February.
Tuesday 19 March
Free, but booking is recommended