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Derwent House
DERWENT HOUSE, on Camden Park Road, Chislehurst , Bromley
Bromley
, is one of a number of the locally renowned 'Willett-built' houses erected on the Camden Park Estate by high-class speculative builder William Willett in the 1900s. Willett bought the entire estate in 1890 with the intention of building on it all but the venture was not successful and he erected only a small number of houses there and on Wilderness Road. The remainder of the estate became the Chislehurst Golf Club with the mansion, Camden Place, becoming its clubhouse. Derwent House was erected in 1899. The design is inspired by the arts and crafts movement . It is of red brick in with a red clay tiled roof. It was designed by Ernest Newton
Ernest Newton
and a ballroom was added in 1903 by Amos Faulkner (Willett's in-house architect). Faulkner also designed the detached motor house with carriage-wash canopy. Derwent is a Grade II listed building located within the Chislehurst Conservation Area. Willett lived in a similar Newton house further along at 88 Camden Park Road. A blue plaque on that building commemorates Willett as the promoter of daylight saving time . REFERENCES * ^ The Builder, May 17, 1890Coordinates : 51°24′39″N 0°03′39″E / 51.4109°N 0.0607°E / 51.4109; 0.0607 This article about a London building or structure is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Derwent House, Matlock
DERWENT HOUSE is a historic building in Matlock in Derbyshire , England
England
, originally the home of the important Knowles family in the 17th century. The original estate included several buildings surrounding what is now known as Derwent House, including one which is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Matlock, dating from circa 1670, predated only by the bridge over the River Derwent . Hall Leys Park is built on land bequeathed by the Knowles family to the parish of Matlock in 1898. Derwent House has been run as a guest house since the mid-20th century. Coordinates : 53°08′05″N 1°33′02″W / 53.13472°N 1.55056°W / 53.13472; -1.55056 REFERENCES * ^ Bryan, Benjamin (1903). Matlock Manor and Parish. Bemrose & Sons Ltd. p. 74. This article about a Derbyshire building or structure is a stub . You can help by expanding it . * v * t * e Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Derwent_House,_Matlock additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Chislehurst
CHISLEHURST (/ˈtʃɪzəlˈhɜːrst/ ) is an affluent suburban district in south east London , England and a part of the London Borough of Bromley . It borders the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich , and lies east of Bromley and south west of Sidcup . It is 10.5 miles (16.9 km) south east of Charing Cross . CONTENTS * 1 Toponymy * 2 History * 3 Present * 4 Education * 5 Notable residents * 6 Places of worship * 7 Transport * 7.1 Rail * 7.2 Bus * 8 Nearby Areas * 9 References TOPONYMYThe name "Chislehurst" is derived from the Saxon words _cisel_ 'gravel', and _hyrst_ 'wooded hill'. HISTORY Camden Place in 2011 Camden Place (now Chislehurst Golf Club, 51° 24′ 40.05″N 0° 3′ 55.69″E ) takes its name from the antiquary William Camden , who lived in the former house on the site from c.1609 until his death in 1623. The present house was built shortly before 1717, and was given a number of additions in the late 18th and very early 19th centuries by the architect George Dance the younger . In about 1760, the house and estate were bought by Charles Pratt , the Attorney General , and later Lord Chancellor . Pratt was ennobled in 1765, taking the title Baron Camden, of Camden Place: in 1786 he was created Earl Camden
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Bromley
BROMLEY is a district of south east London
London
, England, located 9.3 miles (15.0 km) south east of Charing Cross
Charing Cross
. It is the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Bromley , and identified as a major metropolitan centre in the London
London
Plan . Bromley
Bromley
was historically a market town chartered since 1158 and an ancient parish in the county of Kent
Kent
. Its location on a coaching route and the opening of a railway station in 1858 were key to its development, and the economic history of Bromley
Bromley
is underpinned by a shift from an agrarian village to commerce and retail. As part of the suburban growth of London
London
in the 20th century, Bromley
Bromley
significantly increased in population and was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1903. It has developed into one of a handful of regionally significant commercial and retail districts outside central London
London
and has formed part of Greater London
Greater London
since 1965. Most of Bromley
Bromley
including the town centre falls under the BR1 postcode district , whereas areas to the west towards Shortlands are part of BR2 instead
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William Willett
WILLIAM WILLETT (10 August 1856 – 4 March 1915) was a British builder and a tireless promoter of British Summer Time . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Family * 3 References * 4 Further reading BIOGRAPHYWillett was born in Farnham, Surrey , in the United Kingdom, and educated at the Philological School . After some commercial experience, he entered his father's building business, Willett Building Services. Between them they created a reputation for "Willett built" quality houses in choice parts of London and the south, including Chelsea and Hove
Hove
, including Derwent House . He lived most of his life in Chislehurst , Kent, where, it is said, after riding his horse in Petts Wood near his home early one summer morning and noticing how many blinds were still down, the idea for daylight saving time first occurred to him. This was not the first time that the idea of adapting to daylight hours had been mooted, however. It was common practice in the ancient world, and Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
's light-hearted 1784 satire resulted in resurrecting the idea. Although Franklin's facetious suggestion was simply that people should get up earlier in summer, he is often erroneously attributed as the inventor of DST while Willett is often ignored
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Arts And Crafts Movement
The ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan in the 1920s. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial. It had a strong influence on the arts in Europe until it was displaced by Modernism
Modernism
in the 1930s, and its influence continued among craft makers, designers, and town planners long afterwards. The term was first used by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at a meeting of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1887, although the principles and style on which it was based had been developing in England for at least twenty years. It was inspired by the ideas of architect Augustus Pugin , writer John Ruskin , and designer William Morris
William Morris
. The movement developed earliest and most fully in the British Isles, and spread across the British Empire and to the rest of Europe and North America. It was largely a reaction against the perceived impoverished state of the decorative arts at the time and the conditions in which they were produced. CONTENTS* 1 Origins and influences * 1.1 Design reform * 1.2 A. W. N
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Ernest Newton
ERNEST NEWTON ARA F RIBA
RIBA
(12 September 1856 – 25 January 1922) was an English architect and President of Royal Institute of British Architects . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Career * 3 Writing * 4 Works in Kent * 5 References LIFENewton was the son of an estate manager of Bickley , Kent. He was educated at Uppingham School . He married, in 1881, Antoinette Johanna Hoyack, of Rotterdam, and had three sons. He was resident again at Bickley in 1883 and built his own house at Bird in Hand Lane, Bickley in 1884. In the next 20 years he built many houses in the Bickley and Chislehurst area – no two being identical. CAREER Flint House, Goring-on-Thames designed by Newton He served his apprenticeship in the office of Richard Norman Shaw from 1873 to 1876, remaining for a further three years as an assistant before commencing private practice on his own account in London
London
in February 1880. He was briefly in partnership with William West Neve around 1882. A founder member of the Art Workers Guild
Art Workers Guild
in the 1880s. He developed a career designing one-off houses largely in Bromley and Bickley and later moving into 'high-profile' country home commissions across England
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Listed Building
A LISTED BUILDING or LISTED STRUCTURE, in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The statutory bodies maintaining the list are Historic England in England
England
; Cadw (The Historic Environment Service of the Welsh Government) in Wales
Wales
; Historic Scotland in Scotland
Scotland
; and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. The term has also been used in the Republic of Ireland , where buildings are surveyed for the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage in accordance with the country's obligations under the Granada Convention . However, the preferred term in Ireland is _protected structure_. A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority, which typically consults the relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings. In England
England
and Wales, a national amenity society must be notified of any work to a listed building which involves any element of demolition
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Daylight Saving Time
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (abbreviated DST), also sometimes erroneously referred to as DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time. American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin proposed a form of daylight time in 1784. He wrote an essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light" to the editor of _The Journal of Paris _, suggesting, somewhat jokingly, that Parisians could economize candle usage by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning, making use of the natural morning light instead. New Zealander George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895. The German Empire and Austria-Hungary organized the first nationwide implementation, starting on April 30, 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s . The practice has both advocates and critics. Some early proponents of DST aimed to reduce evening use of incandescent lighting —once a primary use of electricity —today's heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly, and research about how DST affects energy use is limited and contradictory
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, specific purpose * "Special" (Lost) , an episode of the television series _Lost_ * _Special_ (film) * _The Specials_ (film) * Television special , television programming that temporarily replaces scheduled programmingOTHER USES * A special price, a form of discounts and allowances * A kit car or one-off home built vehicle * A euphemi
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Derwent House
DERWENT HOUSE, on Camden Park Road, Chislehurst , Bromley
Bromley
, is one of a number of the locally renowned 'Willett-built' houses erected on the Camden Park Estate by high-class speculative builder William Willett in the 1900s. Willett bought the entire estate in 1890 with the intention of building on it all but the venture was not successful and he erected only a small number of houses there and on Wilderness Road. The remainder of the estate became the Chislehurst Golf Club with the mansion, Camden Place, becoming its clubhouse. Derwent House was erected in 1899. The design is inspired by the arts and crafts movement . It is of red brick in with a red clay tiled roof. It was designed by Ernest Newton
Ernest Newton
and a ballroom was added in 1903 by Amos Faulkner (Willett's in-house architect). Faulkner also designed the detached motor house with carriage-wash canopy. Derwent is a Grade II listed building located within the Chislehurst Conservation Area. Willett lived in a similar Newton house further along at 88 Camden Park Road. A blue plaque on that building commemorates Willett as the promoter of daylight saving time . REFERENCES * ^ The Builder, May 17, 1890Coordinates : 51°24′39″N 0°03′39″E / 51.4109°N 0.0607°E / 51.4109; 0.0607 This article about a London building or structure is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Main Page
The 1983 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms . Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia_(satellite image pictured)_ on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean
Caribbean
. Tropical Storm Dean, the final storm of the season, attained peak winds of 65 mph (105 km/h), and made landfall on the Delmarva Peninsula
Delmarva Peninsula
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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by