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Sissinghurst Castle: the drawing room

RIBA Ref No RIBA25580
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CitySissinghurst
Subject Date1570
Image Date1962
ViewInterior
StyleTudor
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/EHS/1024 (ES8990)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectCountry houses ; Drawing rooms ; Panelling ; Wood ; Brickwork
NOTES: This Elizabethan manor house, based on a double courtyard, with a central red-brick tower, was built by Sir Richard Baker in 1560-1570. It was saved from dereliction when Vita Sackville-West and Nigel Nicolson bought Sissinghurst, which included 400 acres of farmland, in 1930.
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