Nostell Priory, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell Priory has been home to the Winn family for 300 years. Commissioned in 1733, the house was built in the Palladian style by James Paine and subsequently remodelled by fashionable 18th-century designer, Robert Adam.
Collections highlights include the bespoke collection of Chippendale furniture which remains on display in the rooms for which it was designed, and paintings by Brueghel, Hogarth and Kauffman. The house and grounds are now in the care of the National Trust.
Red Poppies and White Butterflies
As part of the Duty Calls series of exhibitions, Nostell Priory launched a community project to discover the small stories of the First World War – what happened to lives at home and away, stories of loss and of hope, for rich and poor, farm worker, landowner, tradesman or maid.
Events and workshops were held to uncover the world of Nostell’s people and the local community, creating red poppies and white butterflies to share the stories.