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Folly Farm, Sulhamstead, Berkshire: the Dutch canal

RIBA Ref No RIBA150439
Architect/DesignerLutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
Jekyll, Gertrude (1843-1932)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CitySulhamstead
Subject Date1907
Image Date1996
ViewExterior
StyleArts & Crafts
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC A 250796
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectAgriculture ; Farmhouses ; Canals ; Gardens
NOTES: Folly Farm was a 17th century farmhouse, which was extended twice by Lutyens in the early 20th century. First, shortly after 1906 by the new owner H.H. Cochrane, who employed Lutyens to enlarge the house for him, and produced a relatively small, dolls-house-like extension in a late 17th century style. He also (with the help of Jekyll), laid out the first phase of the garden in a simple manner, adjacent to the east and south fronts. In 1912 the house was bought by Zachary Merton who also employed Lutyens to extend the house to the west in his `Surrey style'. At the same time a parterre garden was created and a Dutch canal replaced previous tennis courts, with planting advice from Jekyll. See RIBA161455 for a colour version of this image.
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