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Derwent House
DERWENT HOUSE, on Camden Park Road, Chislehurst
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
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 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
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Daylight Saving Time
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (abbreviated DST), commonly referred to as DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME in speech, and known as SUMMER TIME in some countries, 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. George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895. The German Empire
German Empire
and Austria-Hungary
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 . DST is generally not observed near the equator, where sunrise times do not vary enough to justify it
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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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Bromley
BROMLEY is a district of south east London
London
, England, located 9.3 miles (15.0 km) south east of Charing Cross . It is the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Bromley
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
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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
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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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
Historic England
in England
England
; Cadw
Cadw
(The Historic Environment Service of the Welsh Government) in Wales
Wales
; Historic Scotland
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
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
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Ernest Newton
ERNEST NEWTON ARA FRIBA (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 in February 1880. He was briefly in partnership with William West Neve around 1882
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Chislehurst
CHISLEHURST (/ˈtʃɪzəlˈhɜːrst/ ) is an affluent suburban district in south east London
London
, England
England
and a part of the London Borough of Bromley
Bromley
. It borders the London
London
Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich
Greenwich
, and lies east of Bromley
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'
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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
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
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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 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
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Derwent House
DERWENT HOUSE, on Camden Park Road, Chislehurst
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
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 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
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Derwent House, Matlock
DERWENT HOUSE is a historic building in Matlock in Derbyshire , 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
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