acknowledgements & references
Above all, I am deeply grateful to Gilly de Ferranti for inviting me to write this book, and for being so supportive and hospitable during the whole process (and to James Peill for introducing us); and a special thanks to Robert Dalrymple for his fine design, and to Jo Christian and all the team at Pimpernel Press.
Thanks also to Sue Flack, who has done so much to support the research and administration of this book, and to all at Henbury Hall (Paul Doherty, Pauline Roberts, Philippa Johnson, Agnieszka Domanska) for everything they did to make visits and research possible and enjoyable. Julian Bicknell came to spend two days with me at Henbury, and David Mlinaric, Dick Reid and Paul Czainski all made special visits for me to interview them on site, and Hugo de Ferranti, Camilla de Ferranti and numerous others gave me time and thoughts. The most valuable sources have been the papers and correspondence which remains in the Henbury estate papers in 2018, and a manuscript record of the process written by architectural historian John Martin Robinson, which has proved invaluable.
Thanks too are due to Oliver Bradbury, for his work in the record offi ce on the earlier history of the estate, and Sir Francis Graham-Smith’s Henbury: His tory of a Vill age (2003). Nigel Wilkins was also very helpful in the tracing of 1950s photographs of the old Henbury Hall pre-demolition; the many photographers are credited on page 240, but a special thanks must be made here to Gilly de Ferranti and Sue Flack for sorting out and sharing the images which are in the book, as well as to Susannah Stone, whose picture research and administration has been invaluable. Harriet Salisbury read all my texts, and her proofi ng advice and editing were masterly. jm
The sources for individual chapters are given below. Every eff ort has been made to trace copyright holders, but any we have been unable to reach are invited to contact the publis hers so full acknowledgement may be given in subsequent editions.
i·henbury: a house in our time
Jeremy Musson, ‘Henbury Hall, Cheshire’, Country Life 28 February 2002, 76–81 Donald Bassett , Fix: the Art and Life of Felix Kell y, Darrow Press, 2007 John Martin Robinson, The Latest Country Hous es, Bodley Head, London, 1984, 194–6, quoted on page 23 Lett er by Sebastian de Ferranti, 17 March 1998 Lett er from Lord Gibson, 1987, quoted in Musson, 2002
ii·a country estate
John Martin Robinson, A Guide to the Country Hous es of the NorthWest, Constable, London, 1991, 42–4, quoted on page 44
Sir Francis Graham-Smith, Henbury: His tory of a Vill age, Henbury Society, 2003 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, a survey by Matt hias Aston, 1727, d5679/36 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, an estate survey, 1794, d5678/37 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, map of 1830 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, inventory of 1820, d5678/35 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, d6568/1; and an Indenture, dated 9 May 1687, d5678/1 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, conveyance of land, d5658/1 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, sale particulars, Henbury Estate, 1874 Cheshire Local Studies and Archives, estate agents’ book, 28/09/1926, inventory dated 12/06/1918, d5678/48 os Map/1872 Andrew Atherstone, ed., Bis hop J.C. Ryle’s Autobiography: The Early Years, Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh 2016, 77–95, quoted on page 38 Mary Crozier, An Old Silk Family, 1745–1945, University Press, Aberdeen, 1947 Historic England, National Monuments Record, notes from c.1957 Caption on page 39, email from Peter Lee, 3 April 2019
Amanda Draper, handlist of an exhibition on Ferranti’s, n.d. John F. Wilson, Ferranti: Building a Family Bus iness, 1882–1975, Carnegie Publishing Ltd, Lancaster, 1999
iv·sebastian de ferranti:
the man & the patron
2018 author interviews with Hugo de Ferranti, Beatrice Saemann, John Hardy, Ricky Roundell, Sarah Henderson, Randle Brooks, Philippa de Pass, Gilly de Ferranti and Dick Reid J. M.Brereton, His tory of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, 1685– 1980, The Regiment, Catt erick, 1982 David Charters, The British Army and Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1945–47, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1989 The Granada Guildhall Lectures, 1966 Sebastian de Ferranti, obituary, Daily Telegraph, 26 October 2015; htt ps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11939157/ Sebastian-de-Ferranti-businessman-obituary.html