Lyme Park

Historic Houses and their Collections

General studies on historic houses and house museums


Arnold, Dana. The Georgian Country House: Architecture, Landscape and Society.  Stroud: Sutton, 1998.

Christie, Christopher. The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century.  Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000.

Girouard, Mark. Life in the English Country House.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.

Jackson-Stops, Gervase. The Country House in Perspective.  London: Pavilion Books, 1990.

Stobart, Jon, and Andrew Hann, eds. The Country House:  Material Culture and Consumption. Swindon: Historic England, 2016.

Tinniswood, Adrian. The Polite Tourist: A History of Country House Visiting.  London: National Trust, 1998.

Young, Linda. Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.



National Trust Collections Database