Living History Archive

“Here is a good old mansion house…”
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 13th January 2020

By the mid 19th century the Palladian mansion house at Lydiard Tregoze was a little the worse for wear. Generations of St...

The Ice House
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 13th January 2020

“There ice, like crystal, firm and never lost, Tempers hot July with December’s frost;” From “On St James’...

A 17th Century Lydiard Christmas
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 9th January 2020

The letters of Johanna St.John to her steward at Lydiard, Thomas Hardyman, give us a fascinating insight into the menu for a...