Parks, Profit and Pleasure Grounds: An Eighteenth Century Estate Landscape

Course Ref: C3746118
Date: 6 meetings on Thursdays starting 10/06/2021. 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Online
Tutor: Sarah Law
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Fee: £28.80

How, by whom, and to what ends were the great estate landscapes of the early eighteenth century created? The letters, account books, diaries, plans and landscape of an important East Midlands estate, Rufford Abbey, will provide insights into these questions and be the course focus. We will explore the day-to-day practices and relationships that guided the management of woodlands, husbandry of carp, hunting of otters and foxes, and the laying out of pleasure grounds. From consideration of such economic, sporting and aesthetic priorities will emerge a sense of the multiple roles such landscapes played in their owners’ lives and a greater capacity to read the landscape of today.

This course will be delivered online.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.