Chippendale: connections in the Caribbean, Grenada, slavery, and Paxton

When:
August 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
2018-08-02T14:00:00+01:00
2018-08-02T14:15:00+01:00
Where:
Paxton House
Paxton House
Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1SZ
UK
Cost:
£5
Contact:
01289 386291

Lecture by Dr Fiona Salvesen Murrell, Curator of Paxton House

The Chippendale furniture at Paxton was commissioned, for the most part, by the second owner of the house, Ninian Home. Ninian was the owner of two plantations in Grenada which were worked by slaves. This lecture will examine the social history behind the commission.

With optional pre-lecture specialist tour of Paxton House and lunch. The tour will commence at 10.30am.

Tickets cost £5.

Paxton House designed by John and James Adam 1756

OPENING TIMES

Open daily between:
17 March 2018 - 4 November 2018

10.30-17.00. Last house tour is at 15.30

See website for more details


ADMISSION
House and Grounds admission: Adult £10, Concession £9, Children 5-16 £4. 

ACCESS
Wheelchair accessible via lift. Please notify in advance. Disabled parking, accessible toilets.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
No. 32 'Hutton' Bus from Berwick Upon Tweed operated by Perrymans, departs daily (except Sundays  from outside The Castle Hotel, next to Berwick train station and comes into the car park at Paxton. Mainline rail station at Berwick Upon Tweed. Only three miles from this station to Paxton by car/bus/taxi.

PARKING
Car park in grounds next to house with disabled access spaces and spaces for coaches. Coaches please phone in advance to ensure availability of space.