Mackintosh Bedrooms for Bassett-Lowke

In 1916-17 Mackintosh was involved in recasting 78 Derngate, a somewhat pokey early 19th-century terraced house in Northampton, for an interesting and exacting client, W. J. Bassett-Lowke of model railway fame. Research which I have begun for the 78 Derngate Trust in connection with the Heritage Lottery funded project to restore the house is building […]

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Early History of 76, 78, and 80 Derngate

I have now been able to examine the deeds of 78, 80 and 82 and Mr & Mrs. Loe kindly allowed me to look at the deeds of 76.  An interesting tale is emerging. The land on the south side of the eastern end of Derngate, although within the old town walls, remained undeveloped until […]

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Ownership and Occupancy of 78 Derngate

The details below were extracted by Perilla Kinchin as part of her research on Derngate for the Trust from copies of deeds kindly supplied by John Shallcross of Hewitson, Becke & Shaw. 1 July 1916 The house bought by Joseph Tom Lowke of 13 Kingswell St. from the Trustees of Mary Ann Hughes. the property […]

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The Guest Bedroom

The view accepted since Roger Billcliffe’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture published in 1979 is that the guest bedroom at 78 Derngate was originally furnished with a mahogany suite designed by Mackintosh (CRM). There exist designs, one dated September 1917, and 3 sets and a partial set of the furniture itself. The well-known suite […]

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5 The Drive

There is still a chance for you to buy a Mackintosh room of your own as 5 The Drive is still on the market for £250,000. The grade II listed house is essentially an Edwardian five bedroom house near the Racecourse, Northampton, but the listed status is for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh (CRM) designed dining […]

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Two Suites To Mention

While the Friends of 78 may be considering raising monies towards the refurbishing of the guest bedroom many may not be aware that even from its inception its unusual style was sought after by friends of Wenman Bassett-Lowke . A second complete set of the bedroom suite was made for Sidney Horstmann, friend and business […]

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Art Deco Images

In the years between 1910 and 1939 the highly innovative design form known as Art Deco emerged, flourished, shone like a laser beam and was eclipsed by the events of World War 2. In company with many things classical it was revived, and its reappearance stimulated a new generation of followers. Northampton played host to […]

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The 78 Derngate Northampton Trust – Mission Statement

No 78 Derngate Northampton & adjoining properties Nos 80 & 82 Project Mission Statement: To restore and make available to the public 78 Derngate and to thereby deepen understanding and broaden awareness of the work and contribution of both Charles Rennie Mackintosh and W J Bassett-Lowke to its creation. To that end the Trust will […]

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Service at Westminster Abbey to mark the Centenary of The Armistice

On Sunday 11th November 2018 a service to mark the Centenary of The Armistice that ended the First World War hostilities between the Allies and Germany was held at Westminster Abbey. The Department for Digital, Media and Sport invited The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to nominate people to attend the Service. The 78 Derngate Centenary Project […]

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The Friends of 78 Derngate

The Friends of 78 Derngate were founded in 1998 by a group of Northampton people interested to support the restoration of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh – designed house and its opening to the public. Membership of The Friends is open to all. The Friends of 78 Derngate support and promote the activities of the 78 […]

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