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Gunton Park (Gunton Hall), Norfolk: the derelict billiard room

Brettingham, Matthew (1699-1769)
NOTES: Designed originally in 1742 by Matthew Brettingham, this mansion was extended in 1780-1785 by Samuel and James Wyatt. It was gutted by fire in 1882 and by 1981 it had fallen into a state of severe disrepair, when it was acquired by Kit Martin (Historic Houses Rescue), who built a new house for himself in the central portion and converted the Wyatt additions into 20 dwellings.

Sandhouse, Witley, Surrey: the billiard room

Troup, Francis William (1859-1941)
NOTES: Built for the politician Joseph King, this house has latterly been known as 'Kingwood'.

Blackpool Casino, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool: the split-level bar with billiards tables

Emberton, Joseph (1889-1956)
NOTES: This circular building is carried on a concrete raft on which all columns rest and reinforced concrete was used for the structure of walls, floors and roof. The circle is divided into three zones: service, forming the hub, round which are grouped offices and recreational facitlities.

YMCA buildings, Netley, Hampshire: the billiards room

Lindy, Kenneth John (1910-1979)

Police Headquarters, Bishopsgate, City of London: a corner of the recreation room

Vine & Vine
NOTES: This police headquarters comprised a police station, an accommodation block with facilities for single and married policemen, a police hospital on the top floors and a rifle and revolver range in the basement.

Melchet Court, near Romsey, Hampshire: the billiard room and racquets court

Braddell, Thomas Arthur Darcy (1884-1970)
NOTES: The original house was built by Henry Clutton in 1863. It was rebuilt by Clutton in 1875-1879 after fire damage in 1873. It was bought by Lord Melchett in 1911and further re-modelled in 1912-1914 by Darcy Braddell.