Saturday 12th November 2022 – ‘The lost Regency summerhouse site of Attingham Park’
A talk by Nigel Baker and Viviana Caroli. In 2018, while evaluating the course of new roads near the walled garden, archaeologists found a five-metre square brick building with stone cladding, marble fragments and painted glass in the demolition debris. It was an unknown summerhouse built for the second Lord Berwick c.1813-14 in the Attingham late Georgian Neoclassical style. Four years later it has been revealed as the principal building of a walled enclosure which also contained an oval pool, probably a plunge pool, and a second stone-clad building interpreted as a dedicated service range, all built at the same time and all lost to view since the early/mid-19th century.
2.30pm, at The Gateway, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB