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Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire: the chapel looking east from the family pew

RIBA Ref No RIBA130699
Architect/DesignerGibbs, James (1682-1754)
Flitcroft, Henry (1697-1769)
Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
Kendall, Henry Edward (1776-1875)
Thornhill, Sir James (1675-1734)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityCambridge
Subject Date1700
Image Date1986
ViewInterior
StyleBaroque
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC A 130286c
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectChapels ; Country houses ; Murals
NOTES: The house dates originally from c. 1640, when it was begun and possibly designed by its owner Sir Thomas Chicheley. It subsequently underwent many alterations. From 1693-1710 a detached orangery to the rear and a service wing were added. From 1713 James Gibbs added wings and library to the north-west. In 1742-1745 the central block was reroofed and the elevations reconstructed by the architect Henry Flitcroft. Another wing was added on the garden side to balance the library. Betwen 1791-1806 the interiors were remodelled by John Soane The last phase was the extension of the east and west wings by H. E. Kendall (senior) in 1842 (largely demolished in 1953). The house was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1976. The chapel is by James Gibbs (1713) and the painted murals by James Thornhill (c. 1721). See RIBA130687 for a black and white version of this image.
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