Gilling Castle, Ampleforth Preparatory School, Gilling East, North Yorkshire: the Long Gallery with elaborate plasterwork by Giuseppe Cortese
|Cortese, Giuseppe (fl. 1725-1778)
|Thornton, William (c.1670-1721)
|Black and white
|Entrance halls ; Interior decoration ; Castles ; Columns ; Conversion of buildings ; Country houses ; Schools ; Decorative plasterwork ; Halls ; Screens ; Arches
NOTES: The original fortified manor house dating from the 1570s was significantly remodelled internally and wings added at the beginning of the 18th century in the style of Vanbrugh, probably by William Thornton of York. The house was acquired by Ampleforth Abbey in 1929 and became Ampleforth Preparatory School. The carved screens and surround were dismantled in 1931 and subsequently erected at Bowes Museum.
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