Show me:
and
Clear all filters

  • 25 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 24 items Explore
  • 47 items
  • 92 items
  • 3,513 items Explore
  • 89 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 39 items
  • 9,883 items Explore
  • 208 items Explore
  • 1,210 items Explore
  • 7,417 items Explore
  • 4,946 items Explore
  • 75 items Explore
  • 104 items Explore
  • 9,265 items Explore
  • 154 items Explore
  • 4,283 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 121 items Explore
  • 2,032 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4,690 items Explore
  • 24 items Explore
  • 440 items Explore
  • 18,051 items Explore
  • 34 items Explore
  • 1,902 items Explore
  • 967 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 5,133 items Explore
  • 399 items Explore
  • 29 items
  • 923 items Explore
  • 1 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 9 items
  • 15,002 items Explore
  • 787 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 70 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 798 items
  • 20 items
  • 61 items
  • 28 items
  • 304 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 55 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 133 items
  • 2 items
  • 107 items Explore
  • 116 items
  • 899 items Explore
  • 833 items
  • 91 items
  • 27 items
  • 7 items
  • 22,249 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,252 items Explore
  • 1,451 items Explore
  • 352 items
  • 192 items Explore
  • 7,647 items Explore
  • 8,887 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 39 items
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 5,745 items Explore
  • 5,357 items Explore
  • 4,026 items Explore
  • 857 items Explore
  • 859 items Explore
  • 2,473 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 314 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 2,467 items Explore
  • 20 items Explore
  • 308 items Explore
  • 727 items Explore
  • 783 items Explore
  • 454 items Explore
  • 896 items Explore
  • 894 items
  • 89 items
  • 125 items Explore
  • 5,171 items Explore
  • 163 items
  • 1 items
  • 311 items
  • 7 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 22 items
  • 58 items
  • 302 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 3,250 items Explore
  • 1,289 items Explore
  • 69 items
  • 43 items
  • 17,408 items Explore
  • 1,091 items Explore
  • 138 items
  • 43 items
  • 7 items
  • 1 items
  • 145 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 23 items
  • 252 items
  • 311 items
  • 962 items Explore
  • 1,893 items
  • 530 items Explore
  • 1,665 items
  • 562 items
  • 6 items
  • 2 items
  • 3 items
  • 3,726 items Explore
  • 29,268 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,055 items Explore
  • 189 items Explore
  • 6,763 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 25 items
  • 719 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 65 items
  • 157 items
  • 52 items
  • 18,620 items Explore
  • 824 items
  • 17 items
  • 2 items
  • 16,035 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 1,862 items Explore
  • 1,021 items Explore
  • 45 items
  • 371 items
  • 3,273 items Explore
  • 79 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 473 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 19 items
  • 90 items Explore
  • 68 items
  • 289 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 112 items
  • 272 items
  • 760 items
  • 719 items
  • 1 items
  • 342 items Explore
  • 459 items Explore
  • 10,410 items Explore
  • 689 items Explore
  • 5,846 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 4,787 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1 items
  • 5,125 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 3,296 items Explore
  • 9,145 items Explore
  • 6,295 items Explore
  • 181 items
  • 19 items
  • 142 items
  • 7 items
  • 845 items Explore
  • 17 items
  • 3,889 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1,022 items Explore
  • 193 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,486 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 698 items Explore
  • 35 items
  • 1 items
  • 114 items
  • 3,189 items Explore
  • 12,125 items Explore
  • 2,697 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 7,391 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 1 items
  • 21,531 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 38 items
  • 13,860 items Explore
  • 3,293 items Explore
  • 1,641 items Explore
  • 162 items
  • 27,406 items Explore
  • 634 items Explore
  • 415 items
  • 20,948 items Explore
  • 127 items
  • 1 items
  • 16 items
  • 30 items
  • 814 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 192 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,769 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 9 items
  • 10 items
  • 13 items
  • 25 items
  • 2,173 items Explore
  • 855 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 1 items
  • 187 items
  • 587 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 2,080 items Explore
  • 780 items Explore
  • 1,837 items Explore
  • 135 items
  • 30 items
  • 637 items Explore
  • 2,676 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 22 items
  • 12 items
  • 5,414 items Explore
  • 15,019 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 3 items
  • 1,194 items
  • 169 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 7 items
  • 77 items
  • 9,787 items Explore
  • 3,484 items Explore
  • 2,618 items Explore
  • 4,670 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 56 items
  • 5,833 items Explore
  • 4,027 items Explore
  • 463 items Explore
  • 2,255 items Explore
  • 1,754 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,273 items Explore
  • 41 items
  • 216 items Explore
  • 365 items Explore
  • 5,671 items Explore
  • 8,647 items Explore
  • 1,843 items Explore
  • 2,148 items Explore
  • 3,296 items Explore
  • 7,274 items Explore
  • 72 items
  • 2,484 items Explore
  • 24 items
  • 51 items
  • 1 items
  • 542 items Explore
  • 614 items Explore
  • 60 items
  • 16 items
  • 137 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 73 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 466 items
  • 1 items
  • 934 items
  • 3,570 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 8,200 items Explore
  • 45 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 44 items
  • 3 items
  • 12,933 items Explore
  • 1,208 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 4,812 items Explore
  • 768 items Explore
  • 1,977 items
  • 4,207 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 12,277 items Explore
  • 1,334 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,553 items Explore
  • 15,785 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 26 items
  • 5,407 items Explore
  • 7,042 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 11 items
  • 2 items
  • 59 items
  • 6,145 items Explore
  • 251 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 4 items
  • 6 items
  • 4 items
  • 104 items Explore
  • 423 items
  • 117 items Explore
  • 7,265 items Explore
  • 45 items
  • 20,183 items Explore
  • 6,606 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 2 items
  • 193 items Explore
  • 279 items
  • 111 items Explore
  • 10,843 items Explore
  • 54 items
  • 16 items
  • 67 items
  • 4 items
  • 316 items Explore
  • 403 items
  • 172 items
  • 3,251 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1,213 items Explore
  • 1,549 items Explore
  • 567 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 1,079 items Explore
  • 96 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 253 items Explore
  • 55,724 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2,627 items Explore
  • 2,638 items Explore
  • 22 items
  • 3,230 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 10,505 items Explore
  • 5,341 items
  • 7 items
  • 658 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 1 items
  • 468 items
  • 40 items
  • 72 items
  • 29 items
  • 411 items
  • 3 items
  • 42 items
  • 1,057 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 462 items
  • 46 items
  • 7,625 items Explore
  • 9 items
  • 947 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,175 items Explore
  • 93 items
  • 17 items
  • 5 items
  • 302 items
  • 2 items
  • 544 items Explore
  • 1,660 items Explore
  • 764 items Explore
  • 154 items

Select a time period

Or choose a specific year

Clear all filters

Red House

William Morris commissioned Philip Webb to design Red House in 1859. It was Webb’s first independent architectural work and Morris’s first and only commission. In 1860, after one year of construction, it was complete. In his design, Webb looked to the vernacular buildings of the Sussex and Kentish Weald and chose red brick for the fabric and red tiles for the roof. The windows were chosen to suit individual rooms and not to create external symmetry; the result is a quirky mixture of tall casements, hipped dormers, round-headed sash-windows and bull’s eye windows. Inside, the jewel-like interiors include murals by Burne-Jones and other artists based on medieval romances and Greek myth; stained glass windows designed by Burne-Jones and Webb in a medieval style; and an exposed red brick fireplace laid in a herringbone pattern, which was to become a popular Arts and Crafts motif.

Visitor Information

Address:
Red House Lane,
Bexleyheath,
London,
England,
DA6 8JF

Telephone: 020 8304 9878

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/red-house

Red House, London

This collection has 139 items online

The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, makes the house of extraordinary architectural and social signficance. There is a collection of original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb and stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones. In August 2013 it was announced that major conservation work had uncovered an entire wall painting by William Morris and his pre-Raphaelite artist friends Dante Gabriel Rossetti, his wife Elizabeth Siddal, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown. The painting, designed for what had been Morris and his wife Jane’s bedroom, depicts Biblical figures: Adam and Eve (with the serpent), Noah (holding a miniature ark) and Rachel and Jacob (with a ladder) and is designed to resemble a hanging tapestry with the illusion of folds (NT 60191). Also among the discoveries are areas of wall and ceiling decoration by the same group of friends and artists, revealing some of Morris’s earliest known decorative patterns (NT 60147 and NT 60227). Visitors to Red House can now see these new discoveries for the first time. Funding for the conservation was received from the Wolfson Foundation, a private donor and Trust funds. Further detailed research and analysis are now being undertaken.

View full collection