Strawberry Hill - Horace Walpole

Strawberry Hill - Horace Walpole Strawberry Hill is also the name of the 18th century Georgian Gothic house designed by author Horace Walpole. The house is now open to the public as a museum.
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Chronology A list of important dates in Horace Walpole’s life surrounding Strawberry Hill 1739 – Sets off, with Thomas Gray on the Grand tour. Visits France and Italy. Meets John Chute in Florence 1745 – Father dies, leaving Horace his fortune and a house on Arlington Street 1747 - Finds and leases Strawberry Hill 1749 – Purchases Strawberry Hill 1750 – Forms the “Committee on Taste” with John Chute and Richard Bentley to start planning the Gothic development of Strawberry Hill 1757 – Sets up Strawberry Hill Press 1765- The Castle of Otranto is published 1774 – Prints A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole 1784 – Prints A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole again with new additions and illustrations

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