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House and Collections Manager, National Trust, Lanhydrock 1999-

Heritage Kernow board member 2005-8

Fabric Advisory Council for Truro Cathedral 2008-

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 2010-

Chairman of Cornish Buildings Group 2010-

Peer reviewer for Royal Society ‘Notes and Records’ 2011-date

Country house advisor (2008-14) to Peter Beacham for Buildings of England: Cornwall (Yale University Press)    

Cornwall Design Review Panel 2015-

Editor for Architectural Historian for Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2015-


 Lanhydrock (National Trust/ History Press, 2006).

Various reprints in English and German translation.

 The Lanhydrock Land Atlas: A Facsimile Edition (Cornwall Editions, 2010).

(Winner of the 2011 Holyer an Gof Award for best Cornish publication).

 The London Letters of Samuel Molyneux, 1712-13 (London Topographical Society, 2011).

Edited Volume

 ‘Celebrating Pevsner: new insights in Cornish architectural history’, Proceedings of the 2015 Cornish Buildings Group Conference in association with Yale University Press, Cornish Heritage Trust and the National Trust, (Francis Boutle, London, 2017)


‘“Of Things Old and New”: The Work of Richard Coad and James M MacLaren’, in (Eds) Jason Edwards and Imogen Hart, The Aesthetic Interior (Ashgate/ Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, 2010).

‘“Is it Scientific and Safe?”: Country House Technology at Lanhydrock’ in (Eds.) Paul Barnwell and Marilyn Palmer, Country House Technology (Shaun Tyas/ National Trust, 2012).

‘Lanhydrock: A Parish at War’ in (Ed) Terrance Dooley, The Country House and The Great War (Four Courts Press, 2016).

‘The Cornish Country House 1550-1850’ in (Ed) Paul Holden, Celebrating Pevsner: new insights on Cornish architectural history (Francis Boutle, 2017)

‘The Life and Work of William Wynford (c.1340-c.1400), Retained Master Mason to William of Wykeham’ in (Ed.) Peter Kramer, Proceedings of the ‘Winchester and Memory’ conference 2014, (Winchester University, 2017).

Works in progress

The Country Houses of Cornwall, Francis Boutle Books, (n.d.)

Published Articles

‘Writing History at Lanhydrock’, Journal of the Writing History Society’, Autumn 2001, No. 62, pp 22-5.

‘The Hunt Family, Lanhydrock House and the Regency Style’, Furniture History’, Vol.XXXVII, 2001, pp 20-31.

‘The Lead-work at Winchester College School’, The Georgian Group Journal, Vol. XII, 2002, pp 238-44.

‘The Owners of Lanhydrock House’, Practical Family History, January 2002, No, 49

‘The Transformation of Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, 1758-1829’, Journal of the Cornish History Network, 2002.

‘Monitoring the Book Collection at Lanhydrock House’, Proceedings of Environmental Monitoring of our Cultural Heritage; Sustainable Conservation Solutions, Environmental Building Solutions / English Heritage, November 2003. (ISBN 0-9546505-0-6) (Republished in Journal of the Society of Archivists, Vol. 28, No. 1, April 2007)

‘Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves: The Realities of Disaster Planning’, Journal of the Society of Archivists, Vol. 25, No. 1, April 2004, pp 27-32

‘A Recently Discovered Cornish Garden Design by George Truefitt (1824-1902)’ The Cornish Garden, 2005, pp 24-2

Noxious Fumes and Morbid Lungs: Gas Lighting in Public and Private Buildings, Newsletter of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers Panel for the History of the Gas Industry, No 43 June 2005 pp1-2, No 44  September pp1-2 (Transcript of a paper read at the Royal Institution, London, 2000)

‘Situation, Contrivance, Receipt, Strength and Beauty’: The Creation of Lanhydrock House 1620-85′ Royal Institution of Cornwall Journal, 2005, pp 32-44

‘Richard Coad: A Work in Progress’, James M MacLaren Society Journal, No.2, Autumn 2005, pp 7-18

‘Geometrical & Gothic at Lanhydrock: A Garden Design by George Truefitt’, Apollo: The National Trust Historic Houses and Collections Annual 2007, April 2007, pp 62-66

‘Rewriting Lanhydrock’, Journal of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, Autumn 2007, pp 5-20

Lanhydrock Book of the House, The National Trust, July 2007, (2nd ed, March 2009, 1st ed. in German translation May 2009, 3rd ed. September 2009)

‘William of Wykeham’s Craftsmen and the Patronage Society’, Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club, 2008, pp.1-8

Refinement and Elegance: Mrs Mary Hunt (1740-1824) and No 76 South Audley Street, Georgian Group Journal, 2009, pp.115-124

‘George Edmund Street in Cornwall’, Journal of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, Spring 2009, pp. 1-15

‘James MacLaren: unscrupulous assistant or benevolent collaborator?’ James M MacLaren Society Journal, 2009, pp. 23-33

‘A Very English Gentleman: The Political Career of the Hon. Thomas Agar-Robartes MP’, The Journal of Liberal History, Spring 2010, pp.8-18

 ‘“One of the most remarkable things in London”: A visit to the Lord Treasurer’s Library in 1712 by Samuel Molyneux’, British Library electronic journal, 2010, article 10

‘Damage limitation planning and training at Lanhydrock House, Cornwall’ in (ed) Stewart Kidd, Fire Safety Management in Traditional Buildings, Guide for Practitioners 7, Historic Scotland, Technical Conservation Group, 2010,  pp.120-3

‘Westminster in 1712: a description by Samuel Molyneux’, Journal of Parliamentary History, 2010, pp.542-9

‘Pencarrow’, Country Life, 18 August 2010.

‘The True Taste of Beauty’: Gardens in the Letters of Samuel Molyneux, Newsletter of the Garden History Society, 46, October 2012, pp.10-11

‘The Rise and Fall of the Hamlet of Respryn’, Journal of the Old Cornwall Society, Spring 2013

‘Trewithen, near Truro in Cornwall’, Country Life, 29 May 2013, pp80-85

‘Trewithen and the Brettingham Plans’, Georgian Group Journal, Volume XXI, 2013, pp. 58-72

‘Duty of Care’, Fire Risk Management, September 2013, pp.27-31. (Reproduced as ‘“Heaven Helps Them who Help Themselves”: technical protection in buildings’ in Views, 50, Autumn 2013, pp.35-38.

‘Fire Control Measures at Lanhydrock’, The Buildings Conservation Directory, Institute of Historic Building Conservation, December 2013, pp.164-67

‘A Cornish Lodge by Joseph Gandy’, Georgian Group Journal, Volume XXII, 2014, pp.145-8.

‘“A Masterpiece of the Estate Surveyor’s work”: the Lanhydrock Atlas 1694-6’, International Map Collectors Journal, March 2014, pp.30-8

‘The Architectural Offices of Richard Coad and James M MacLaren’, The James M MacLaren Journal, Vol.13, February 2015, pp. 17-26.

‘How the King of Cornwall brought History to Life’ Architectural Historian, Vol.1, Summer 2015, pp.14-7.

‘A Journey into Cornwall by Thomas Povey in 1665’, Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, 2015, pp.25-42.

„Nebesa pomáhají těm, kteří si pomohou sami“- organizace požární ochrany v Lanhydrock House in (Ed. Petr Svoboda) Mosty k požární ochraně kulturních památek odborná konference s mezinárodní účastí (Prague, 2015) pp.6-13 (ISBN 978-80-7480-042-9)

‘The First Georgian House in Cornwall’, Architectural Historian, Vol.3, Summer 2016, pp.14-7.

‘Station Drive’, Journal of the Old Cornwall Society, Winter 2016

‘Marching on: a most moving mosaic floor’, Views, 53, Autumn 2016, pp.80-1

‘Richard Coad, architect of 3 Duke Street, Adelphi’ (Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, 2017) forthcoming (Runner up in the Royal Institution of Cornwall Cardew Rendall prize)

In Preparation 

‘“A Man of ‘Consummate Abilities”: reconstructing the reputation of Samuel Molyneux F.R.S. (1689−1728)’, Royal Society Notes and Records, (in preparation)

‘Winchester College’ (Country Life, 2017) forthcoming.

‘Two Cornish Houses by Henry Harrison?’ (Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, 2018) forthcoming

Book reviews

 Parham: An Elizabethan House & its Restoration: A Sussex House Transformed by Jane Kirk, (VCH/ History Press, 2008) in Southern History (2010)

Sharp Words (Architectural Press, 2012)

Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765–1965 by Cynthia Imogen Hammond, Concordia University, Canada, (Ashgate, 2013) in Planning Perspectives (2013)

Country Houses of East Dorset by Michael Hill (Spire, 2013) in Newsletter of the Society of Architectural Historians (2014)

Roderick O’Flaherty’s Letters 1696-1709 by Prof Richard Sharpe (Royal Irish Academy, 2013) in Antiquaries Journal (2014)

 Life in an Eighteenth-century Country House: Letters from The Grove by Peter Hammond and Carolyn Hammond, (Stroud, 2013) in Antiquaries Journal (2014).

 Country Houses of Devon by Hugh Mellor (Black Dog, 2015) in Architectural History (2016), pp.355-6

 Setting the Scene: Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture (Ed.) by Alistair Fair (Ashgate, 2015) in Architectural History (2016), pp.375-7.  

Treasures of the Portland Collection by Michael Hall (The Harley Foundation, 2016) for the National Portrait Gallery (Understand British Portraits website) online, 2016.

St Paul’s Cathedral: archaeology and history by John Schofield (Oxbow, 2016) in Architectural History (forthcoming, 2017)

A Gazetteer of Ancient Bench Ends in Cornwall’s Parish Churches by Todd Gray (Mint Press, 2016) in Antiquaries Journal (forthcoming, 2017).







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