1915 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine Furze Hill or FOXHILL MANOR WILLERSEY Hagley Park Worcestershire (0890)

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Twenty three pages (46 sides) from a weekly issue of:


……………………. Dated 1915 ……………………

Edward Burgess Hudson (1854 -1936) founded Country Life in 1897.


This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Lady Joan Montague-Stuart-Wortley - full front page photograph by Rita Martin of 74 Baker St. London W. - The youngest daughter of the Earl of Wharncliffe

Salonika - four photographs:

Salonika from the Sea: Houses Along the Waterfront

From the Heights Above the Town: City Walls etc

People Watching the Photographer in the Bazaar

View of the Danube River etc

Page entitled A Caricaturist's Memories - six caricatures by "Spy" Leslie Ward:

Professor Own 1873 - Spy's Firs Cartoon in Vanity Fair

Anthony Trollope 1873

Sir William Huggins 1903

Dr Goodford - The Provost of Eton 1876

The Rev. T. L. Joynes - Lower Master at Eton, 1887

Mister F. W. Warre Cornish - Vice Provost of Eton 1901

Page entitled Wild Life on a Scottish Heath part IV - Eight photographs by Miss M. D. Haviland, Dr. Davies, and Miss E. L. Turner including Skua - Phalaropes - Grebe - Merganser - Eider

Gardening: Blush Rambler and Lavender - - Roses and Clematis on a Garden House - two photographs by Reginald A. Malby

Yorkshire Sportsmen and the War, Part I Cricketers and Hutning Men - photograph of each man: 

Lord Hawke - info. Martin Bladen Hawke the cricketer

Colonel The Hon. F. S. Jackson - info. Francis Stanley Jackson the cricketer

Lieutenant Sir A. White Serving in the Dardanelles - info. Archibald Woollaston White the cricketer

Major George Lane-Fox Commanding a Squadron of the Yorkshire Hussars - info. George Richard Lane-Fox

Hagley Park, Worcestershyire Seat of Viscount Cobham - thirteen images:

View of the Hall from the South

The Saloon - near full page

Chimney Piece a Relic of the Older House

The Hall with Fireplace etc

Tapestry Room

Leather Chest

Vandyke Room

Great Gallery

Two Small Floor Plans

Athenian - Stuart's Doric Building in the Grounds

Castle Built by Sanderson Miller on the Heights with a Cedar in the Foreground etc

Mock Castle Ruins - a folly

Column of Frederick Prince of Wales

Motor Tillage at King's Park Farm, Stirling: Ploughing by Wyles Motor

Motor Tillage: A Mogul Oil Tractor Giving a Demonstration at King's Park Farm

The Five Thousand Guinea Clydesdale: Bonnie Buchlyvie

Correspondence Page - Photographs Sent in By Readers:

Dogs of the St Bernard Hospice: The Prior with Turc - From Donald McLEish

An Enterprising Bull Belonging to Mr Chris Strainge of Ducklington - From BT. The photograph shows a bull stuck up a flight of steps to a farm building and a man trying to entice it down.

Little Known Edible Fungus: Parasol Mushrooms; and Twenty Four Hours Later - From H. B. Macpherson x2 photographs

Tiles Collected in Flanders - From Lieutenant C. W. Bedford, 3rd Dragoon Guards

Tiles Made at Aire - From the above

Johnnie Walker and The French Officer - Full page from a drawing by Leo Cheney - advert for Whisky. Info. Artist Leopold Alfred Cheney 1878-1928

Furze Hill, Willersey, Gloucestershire Designed by Mr. J. L. Ball:

Page heading is from a drawing by Arthur Rackham

South East Entrance

Garden and Terrace

The Porch

Ground Plan

West Front

Drawing Room

Info. Built by Joseph Lancaster Ball c1909 it became known as Foxhill Manor somtime after. It is now part of Farncombe Estate, Broadway, Worcestershire.A Private house hotel, for weddings, corporate venue, etc.

Full page of adverts: North British and Mercantile Insurance - - Jaeger for Service Wear (shows an officers coat etc) - - Scottish Widows Fund (text)

Full apge of adverts: Eley Cartridges - - Burberry - - etc

Full page of adverts: Palmolive Soap - - Womans Golf Jacket by Frederick Gorringe - - Furniture from John Barker of Kensington

The Wyles Motor Plough at The Trials in Sterling

The Overtime Farm Tractor - photograph by C. Reid at the Trials at Stirling

The American Mogul Tractor

The Mann Steam Tractor

Full page of adverts


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Article entitled Rising to the Occasion with mention of Sir John Simon the Home Secretary - Lord Selborne - Sir Edward Cook Official Sensor.

Country Notes with mention of Mr Asquith - Lord Derby - Lord Selborne - board of Agriculture - Jean Henri Fabre - Death of Mr Charles Mills son of Lord Hillingdon - Death of Sir Oswald Mosley of Rolleston Hall near Burton on Trent - Sir Edward Pears - Mr Brydon's Sale of Clydesdales at Seaham Harbour.

Preachers - Short Poem by Barbara Seymour

To the One Who Sleeps - Poem by Dorothy Frances Gurney

Salonika by Stephen Graham

the Danube River by J. M. Dodington

A Caricaturist's Memories - with ref. to Spy aka Leslie Ward

Wildlife on a Scottish Heath by E. L. Turner Part IV

Gardening by CQ

What Yorkshire Sportsmen and the War - Part I Cricketers and Hunting Men by George Bigwood. With mention of:

Mr E. J. Radcliffe of Rudding Park, Knaresborough - Mr J. Tasker- Lieutenant C. D. F. Burton - Lt R. C. Burton - Flight Lt. J. P. Wilson RN - Flithg Sub Lt. R. A. J. Warneford VC - Flt Lt. J. S. Mills RN - Mr F. C Toone - Flt. Lt E. Gordon Riggall som of the ex-Mayor of Grimsby - Lt H. C. Stanley - Mr. M. W. Booth - Brigade Major Frank Mitchell - Corporal Kilner - Private A. Dolphin - Lt. Wilfred Stanley Bird - Mr T. Wickham Boynton of the Holderness Hunt - Major York of the Ainsty and Bramham Moor Hunt - Major W. T. Lipscomb - T. Reive - Mr S. D. Kitson - Captain A. M. Lupton - Captain Harold Nickols - Brigadier General S. D. Browne - Major General Baldock CB - Viscount Lascelles - Lt. Colonel H. Collinson - Captain Arnold Wilson - Captain G. C. Peake - Capt. J. Milner

Hagley Park Worcestershire by Arthur T. Bolton

The Flemish System of Poultry Rearing: Scientifically Improved part -. XIV. By Belle Orpigne formerly Madame B. Albert Jasper

Motor Tillage Implements

Literature: Book of the Week and other reviews

A Sale of Clydesdales at Seaham Harbour Belonging to the Late Robert Brydon

Correspondence Page: Letters from Readers include:

Spanish Instead of German - From Arthur O. Cooke

A Successful War Time Experiment - about vegetables

Two Game Recipes (partridges etc) - From H. A'C. Penruddocke

More Economical Hints (macaroni, pasta, Soupli di Riso, Gniocchi di Patati, Savoury Vermicelli, etc recipes) - From GVC

Seventy Five Years Old Ploughing Match, The Worksop Labourer's Friend Society - From Thomas Ratcliffe

Weasel Attacking a Wild Duck - from A. M .Pilliner, Llanyravon, Mon.

The Gleaning Bell at Edith Weston Hall - From Arthur Bros (short approx 60 words)

The Ship Hotel Greenwich - From W. J. Abbott

Turk or Corsair - from H. D. Ellis

Weekly feature entitled The Lesser Country Houses of Today - Furze Hill, Willersey, Gloucestershire Designed by J. L. Ball- article by L. W. (Lawrence Weaver) - "...Perched up on a steep hill behind Willersey.....Furze hill is the old name of the site.....Mr Ball has employed what may be called the double sun trap plan ..... a wall sundial which bears the motto....".

Kennel Notes: the Walhampton Bassets by A. Croxton Smith with mention of Master, Captain Godfrey heseltine - Miss Ismay - Miss Gwynne Holford - Lord Tredegar - Walhampton Zero - Sir Maurice Bromley Wilson - Sir Everett Millais

The Mind of the Hunted Fox

Shooting Notes: Economy in Pheasant Feeding

Racing Notes

The Automobile World: Motor Ploughs in Scotland

Indiana State Fair, Overland Car Started by a Wireless Spark Five Miles Away - small paragraph (approx. 75 words).


The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

It measures 360 x 235 mm (14 x 9.25 inches ). The titled, price and dated frontispiece page is present and features the usual photograph of a young woman, popularly known as the "Girls in Pearls" series. The outer cover, advertising, and other supplement pages have been removed, approx five pages. The spine is loose and has been repaired/reinforced at some time with a paper strip. The pages are loose with binding marks through-out. There is a little age yellowing.

The images are in b& w unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages may have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. This item will be packaged in a tube.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. There are pages missing as described above but everything listed is present, so if you're looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in the Country Life issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. - P.S. Whilst I try to describe our newspapers and magazines as accurately as possible, these descriptions don't just jump out of the pages onto my computer, I have to describe them, usually in my own words, and type them into a document which is very time consuming; so please be prepared for a few typos etc! smiley emoticon.  Supplier to Interior Designers Design Company Renovation Pubs Restaurants Clubs Television Company Corporate Companies

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