Regency Hot Spots: The White House

A “discreet side entrance”  alluded to the mystery and magic of Soho’s The White House brothel (Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London, 2010, p.136).  The “famous magic brothel” in Soho Square combined … Continue

Regency Household: A Hunting Lodge


This beautiful hunting lodge plate and description appeared in the May 1816 edition of Ackermann’s Repository.  The large windows are meant to pull nature into the manly domain, reminding me very much of the hunting … Continue

Regency Household: Plan of A Garden


Appearing in the 1821 October edition of Ackermann’s Repository, this garden plan shows a very neat aerial view of an estate layout. It would appear the whole plan was not published, for the house, stables … Continue

Regency Hot Spots: Southill Park

I was perusing The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures (1818) when I read about a planned descriptive poem of Southill, the “splendid mansion and enchanting spot” in Bedford and found my curiosity peaked. Naturally, … Continue