They include Anglo-Saxon treasures in a boat burial at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, designer William Morris' Cotswold retreat and source of inspiration, Kelmscott Manor
, Oxfordshire, and the magnificent Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.
The full list is: | Angel of the North, Gateshead | Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire | Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Park, St Ives, Cornwall | St Paul's Cathedral, London | Kelmscott Manor
, Kelmscott, Oxfordshire | Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire | Tate Modern, London | Sutton Hoo, Suffolk | Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands | The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall
Completing the new top 10 are Kelmscott Manor
The full list is: Angel of the North, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Park, St Ives, Cornwall; St Paul's Cathedral, London; Kelmscott Manor
, Kelmscott, Oxfordshire; Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire; Tate Modern, London; Sutton Hoo, Suffolk; Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands; and, The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall.
Morris' home at Kelmscott Manor
, West Oxfordshire, a place whose historic and natural environment inspired many of his works, is receiving PS4.7 million to help double opening days and visitor numbers.
Nearby, you'll find lots of National Trust properties while design fans will want to check out Kelmscott Manor
, once owned by William Morris.
She does, however, fault Morris for bringing to Kelmscott Manor
an Icelandic pony for his children, which unintentionally condemned "Mouse" to a life of isolated boredom separated from his former equine companions.
There is a section on two of Morris's houses which showcases and influenced his designs, Red House and Kelmscott Manor
, and Ernest Gimpson's Stoneywell, where he had taken on influences of Morris.
As well as examining archival materials at Kelmscott Manor
, the William Morris Gallery, the William Morris Society and Exeter College, Oxford, I went to Bradford Museums & Galleries to look at Morris & Co.
Craftsmen and women followed in William Morris' footsteps, whose country home was at Kelmscott Manor
, and settled in villages throughout the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire.
B&w and some color photographs feature exterior and interior views of extant castles, classic manor houses, 19th century revivals, the Arts & Crafts movement- influenced Kelmscott Manor
, and more recent reinventions that emphasize gardens.
Simon Higlett's set makes something warm and gently seductive out of the stone splendor of Kelmscott Manor
, the Oxfordshire home (long a tourist attraction) that was first jointly rented by Morris and Rossetti.