Welcome to Pallas Tours and Lectures. We provide expert lectures and guided tours of Chiswick House and Gardens and Marble Hill House in Twickenham, two of London’s most iconic Georgian properties.
All tours and lectures are delivered by Ricky Pound who had the privilege of managing both properties from 1996-
Ricky has also been interviewed for radio and appeared on television for his famous ‘Secret Symbolism’ Tours and was the leading contributor to the Chiswick House and Gardens entry on Wikipedia (under the name Chivalrick1)
Ricky is able to deliver tours tailored to your individual interests whether they are for research purposes or enjoyment.
The website is divided into several categories, each navigated by clicking on the section titles below or from the website buttons at the top of the page:
* Chiswick House: General introduction about Ricky Pound and his experience.
* Themed Tours of Chiswick House and Marble Hill House. Includes themes of tours available plus prices and information.
* Blog: Latest new, events and talks on Chiswick House and Gardens and Marble Hill House and Park, together with a availability of days.
* Lectures:Listed are a number of themed lectures on Chiswick
House that may be booked, together with several testimonials from previous group visits.
* Research: Listed are the titles of several published articles written by Ricky Pound on Chiswick House. Also included is a paper on Batty Langley and his Masonic frontispiece to ‘The Builder’s Jewel’ and large selection of recommended books on the history of Chiswick House, Marble Hill House and related subjects.
* Gallery: Gallery of images of Chiswick House and Park and Marble Hill House.
|Three garden tours at Chiswick House|
|Guided Tours of Chiswick House and Gardens|
|Chiswick House Secret Symbolism Tour (Jacobite & Masonic)|
|William Kent at Chiswick House|
|Mythological Tours of Chiswick House and Gardens|
|Chiswick House Gardens Tour|
|Marble Hill House Tours|
|Chiswick House & Marble Hill House Prices and Information|
|Chiswick House & Marble Hill House Enquiries|
|Chiswick House Secret Symbols Tour Quotes|
|Chiswick House Testimonials (1)|
|Chiswick House Testimonials (2)|
|Chiswick House Testimonial (3)|
|Chiswick House Testimonials (4)|
|Selective Reading List|
|Frontispiece to 'The Builder's Jewel'|
|Jade: some simple facts|
|Summer Parlour and Meissen|
|The Garden Room and Meissen Porcelain (2)|
|The Garden Room and Meissen Porcelain (3)|
|Local Historic Attractions|