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Garden buildings at Stowe, Buckinghamshire: views of 'The Castle' and the Wolfe Obelisk

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Gibbs, James (1682-1754)
SOURCE: Benton Seeley. Stowe: a description of the magnificent house and gardens (London, 1769) NOTES: Stowe Castle was built in parkland two miles east of the gardens in the 1730s, possibly to designs by James Gibbs. The Wolfe Obelisk was erected in memory of General James Wolfe who was killed while fighting the French in Canada in 1759.

Garden buildings at Stowe, Buckinghamshire: views of the Gothic Temple and the Palladian Bridge

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Gibbs, James (1682-1754)
SOURCE: Benton Seeley. Stowe: a description of the magnificent house and gardens (London, 1769) NOTES: The Gothic Temple was designed by James Gibbs and was completed in the mid to late 1740s. The Palladian Bridge (dated 1738) is also attributed to Gibbs.

Temple of Concord and Victory, Stowe, Buckinghamshire: perspective view

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Gibbs, James (1682-1754)
SOURCE: John Seeley. Stowe: a description of the house and gardens of the most noble & puissant prince, George Grenville Nugent Temple, Marquis of Buckingham (London, 1797) NOTES: Originally known as the Grecian Temple, the Temple of Concord and Victory was constructed from around 1747, possibly by James Gibbs.

Gothic Temple, Stowe, Buckinghamshire: perspective view

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Gibbs, James (1682-1754)
SOURCE: John Seeley. Stowe: a description of the house and gardens of the most noble & puissant prince, George Grenville Nugent Temple, Marquis of Buckingham (London, 1797)

Temple of Friendship, Stowe, Buckinghamshire: perspective view

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Gibbs, James (1682-1754)
SOURCE: John Seeley. Stowe: a description of the house and gardens of the most noble & puissant prince, George Grenville Nugent Temple, Marquis of Buckingham (London, 1797) NOTES: The Temple of Friendship was built in 1739 by James Gibbs as a meeting place for Lord Cobham and his associates.

Stowe, Buckinghamshire: perspective view of the gardens from the Gibbs's Building

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Bridgeman, Charles (d.1738)
SOURCE: Sarah Bridgeman. A General plan of the woods, park and gardens of Stowe the seat of ... Viscount Cobham with several perspective views in the gardens dedicated to his Lordship (London, 1739), pl. 7

Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster

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Belcher, John (1841-1913)
NOTES: This Edwardian Baroque style folly was commissioned by the industrialist and Liberal politician Baron Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy.

Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster: balcony detail

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Belcher, John (1841-1913)
NOTES: This Edwardian Baroque style folly was commissioned by the industrialist and Liberal politician Baron Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy.

All Souls, Oxford: the gatehouse on Catte Street

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Hawksmoor, Nicholas (1661-1736)

Rendlesham Hall, Suffolk: Woodbridge Lodge

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

House in the Clouds, Thorpeness, Suffolk

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Wilson, William Gilmour (1856-1943)
NOTES: This structure was built in 1923 as a water tower to supply Thorpeness village with the fanciful exterior to disguise its utilitarian function. There is living accommodation around the tower below the water tank (which is no longer used).

Gothic Temple, Stowe, Buckinghamshire

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Gibbs, James (1682-1754)
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