The stables,  William Morris's Red-House by Philip Speakman Webb

The stables, the Red House designed by Philip Speakman Webb for William and Jane Morris. Designed 1859; completed 1860. Bexleyheath, Greater London. Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009. With special thanks to Sally Roberson of the National Trust at Red House. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Part of the original plan, the stables were built at the same time as the house itself: Georgiana Burne-Jones described them as having "a kind of younger-brother look with regard to" the house (qtd. in Red House 23). Webb even designed a "traditional country wagon for the Morrises" (Red House 23).

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Reference and Further Reading

Red House: Bexleyheath. Swindon: The National Trust, 2003.

Jordan, Robert Furneaux. Victorian Architecture. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books, 1966.

Morris and Company. London: The Fine Art Society, 1979.

William Morris. Ed. Linda Parry. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.

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