The Cornish Buildings Group in conjunction with Historic England and the National Trust present a two-day conference to explore and discuss the conference question:
What is unique about Cornish buildings?
Our theme will unite aspects of Cornish architectural design with distinctiveness and exclusivity and will compliment the content of our 2015 and 2017 conferences in which we focused on the county’s rich architectural history and contemporary design philosophies.
Conference date: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March 2019
Conference venue: John Keay Lecture Theatre, St Austell.
Ticket price: TBC
1. Cornwall’s distinctive architectural style
9.45 Patrick Newberry Welcome and introduction
9.45 Paul Holden 50 years of the Cornish Buildings Group
10.15 Peter Herring & Daniel Radcliffe Courtyard Houses to Cornish Units; how the Cornish Cultural Distinctiveness project relates to buildings
2. Castles and ornament
11.15 Jacky Nowakowski Looking for Early Medieval Buildings in Cornwall: recent work at Tintagel Castle, North Cornwall
11.45 Alex Woodcock Atlantic Gothic: the architectural sculpture of the ‘Master of St Endellion’
12.15 Questions for the morning’s speakers
3. Unfinished and lost structures
13.45 Joanna Mattingly Cornwall’s unfinished three-hall churches
14.15 Richard Hewlings Mount Edgcumbe: the bigger picture
14.45 Questions and break
4. Enlightened Sensibilities in Cornish architecture
15.15 Nick Cahill When I first took a plan of the ground.....’ John Wood the Younger in Cornwall: a universal Enlightenment vision adapted to Penwith particularities?
15.45 Paul Holden 'Beauty will result from the form and correspondence of the whole': Palladianism in Cornwall
16.15 Questions and close
9.30 Paul Holden Welcome
5. Places of worship
9.40 Rhiannon Rhys Non-conformist Chapels in Cornwall – a declining majesty and what can we do to revive it!
10.10 Patrick Newberry A Cathedral for Cornwall; religious revival and reassertion in the nineteenth century
6. Architects Who shaped the Cornish landscapes
11.10 Samantha Barnes Beacons of the future – beacons in the townscape: an analysis of Silvanus Trevail’s board schools in Cornwall and their link to the vernacular
11.40 Helen Wilson Edmund H. Sedding
12.10 Michael Drury Philip Tilden
7. Characteristic stones and distinctive design
14.15 Phil Collins and Andy King Cornish elvans: types, uses and future opportunities
14.45 Matthew Seaber 4A Dennis Road - a case study of a new house in Pasdstow
15.45 TBC Summing up