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James Paine Festival 2017

James Paine Festival

James Paine is widely regarded as one of the great architects of the Palladian Revival.  Doncaster Mansion House was his first major project. It launched his architectural career.

In 2017, the Friends of Doncaster Mansion House in partnership with the University of York, Doncaster Civic Trust and Doncaster Council, intend to celebrate the tercentenary of his birth in the following ways;

  • staging a series of architectural and cultural events at the Mansion House to celebrate the life and works of James Paine.
  • contacting all the other owners of James Paine buildings in the country and asking them to open their buildings up to the public at some time during 2017.
  • creating a permanent exhibition on James Paine and his works at the Mansion House. The exhibition will be developed in collaboration with other Paine property owners and relevant national, professional and academic bodies and it will be designed to be shared between the various collaborators. The exhibition would also be available on line.
  • hosting a symposium to discuss and explore the works of James Paine. The symposium will consist of presentations principally by academics, property owners and conservation professionals but also include funding and government bodies.
  • Establishing a website dedicated to all things Paine as a legacy and focal point for further research into this much admired architect.

We look forward to working with interested individuals and organisations to make the Festival a success.  For further details please contact Owen Evans – tel: 01302 342846  or

You can download and print off the James Paine Festival leaflet here.


Read The Historic Houses Association Magazine Winter 2016 Article

Historic Houses Association Magazine Winter 2016 Article (PDF)