4. Arts and crafts
The Victorian owner of Bramall Hall, Charles Nevill, initiated an extensive programme of improvements and changes to the Hall’s interiors and surrounding park land.
Charles Nevill commissioned a local designer and architect to assist him called George Faulkner Armitage.
Armitage had eclectic ideas when it came to his designs and was strongly influenced by the Arts and crafts movement. The influence of such is clearly evident in Bramall Hall today.
Pioneered by Ruskin and William Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement dominated interior design during the second half of the 19th Century and is recognisable by its simplicity of form, organic motives, honesty and functionality. At Bramall Hall these influences are everywhere.