Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
Blackwell is one of Britain’s finest houses from the turn of the last century and survives in a truly remarkable state of preservation retaining almost all of its original decorative features, including the rare and fragile hessian wall-hangings in the Dining Room. One of the real joys of Blackwell lies in its wealth of detail, from the leaf-shaped door handles and curious window catches to spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling. Blackwell remains an internationally important icon of Arts and Crafts architecture.
Blackwell offers more than most historic houses; several of its first floor rooms have been adapted for use as galleries, and exhibitions are held throughout the year. The Gallery Rooms are perfect for showing contemporary work by established as well as emerging craft-makers and displaying historical exhibitions that explore different aspects of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
The gardens were laid out by Thomas Mawson, in a series of terraces to achieve the best views from the house. Blackwell is bordered by beautiful flower beds set against a terrace of York stone paving, providing one of the loveliest outdoor places in England to enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.
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