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Red House ~ the home of William Morris (Arts & Crafts movement)

The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance.  When it was completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as ‘the beautifullest place on earth’. Only recently acquired by the National Trust, the rooms at Red House give a unique view of William Morris’ earliest designs and decorative schemes.  The original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones, the bold architecture and a garden designed to ‘clothe the house’, add up to a fascinating and rewarding place to visit. Facilities include a shop, second hand bookshop and tea room. For more information go to the web site, including details on hours, and special events:  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/red-house/

Address: Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, London, DA6 8JF

Closest rail: Bexleyheath

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2012 by in Bexley, Famous People, Historic Buildings and tagged .
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