https://my.americanancestors.org/1548/1626 Online event
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Boston, MA 02116
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Architectural historian Oliver Gerrish is welcomed into Tissington Hall, the historic house and home to the FitzHerbert family since the 15th century. Located five miles north of the delightful market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, Tissington Hall is unique in that it is one of only 300 homes in the country that can boast the fact that the descendants of the original builder still live there, 400 years later.
Sir Richard FitzHerbert, the current baronet, together with Oliver conduct a tour of the fascinating interior—from the Jacobean hall through the Georgian rooms and, finally, into the Arts and Crafts library. Join us in March for this behind-the-scenes visit followed by a lively Q&A moderated by Curt DiCamillo.
About Oliver Gerrish: A native of Derbyshire, Oliver Gerrish is a Cambridge-educated architectural historian, a trustee of the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust, and was one of the youngest feature writers to appear in the pages of Country Life magazine. He was chairman of The Young Georgians (the under-35 wing of the national architectural charity The Georgian Group), which he retired from in 2016 at the grand old age of 34, after nearly 15 years at the helm. While Chairman of The Young Georgians Oliver planned and led more than 100 tours and events on behalf of The Georgian Group. He is half of Historic Decoration, a series of study days on the history of British interiors, which Oliver founded, together with Lady Caroline Percy. The study days take place at the Percy family’s London seat, Syon House. Oliver is also a professional countertenor.