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Easton Neston, Northamptonshire: the west front

RIBA4546
Hawksmoor, Nicholas (1661-1736)

Design model for Easton Neston, Northamptonshire

RIBA4941
Hawksmoor, Nicholas (1661-1736)
NOTES: This is the most important 17th century English architectural model for a country house to survive. The roof lifts off and each floor can then be removed in turn, while interior features such as staircases, chimney breasts, columns, niches and plasterwork are indicated.

Rendlesham Hall, Suffolk: Woodbridge Lodge

RIBA4942
NOTES: Rendlesham Hall was demolished in 1950 but two of its lodges survive.

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire: entrance front

RIBA5254
Talman, William (1650-1719)

Castell Coch: the drawbridge

RIBA5261
Burges, William (1827-1881)

Downton Castle, Downton-on-the-Rock, Herefordshire

RIBA5264
Knight, Richard Payne (1750-1824)
NOTES: Built by Richard Payne Knight, virtuoso, archaeologist and anthropologist, c.1772-1778, this house is one of the earliest contrived castellated castles. Knight was assisted in the early stages of building by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard.

Castell Coch: the drawbridge

RIBA5269
Burges, William (1827-1881)

Sissinghurst Castle: Vita Sackville-West's boots

RIBA5272
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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