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Gilling Castle, Gilling East, North Yorkshire: the plaster ceiling with carved wooden pendants

RIBA Ref No RIBA148239
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityGilling East
Subject Date1585
Image Date1992
Library ReferenceMC E 211092
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectRestoration ; Country houses ; Decorative woodwork ; Schools ; Decorative plasterwork ; Ceilings
NOTES: The original fortified manor house dating from the 1570s was significantly remodelled internally and wings added at the beginning of the 18th century in the style of Vanbrugh, probably by William Thornton of York. The house was acquired by Ampleforth Abbey in 1929 becoming Ampleforth Preparatory School. The Great Chamber seen here was packed up and sold to William Randolf Hurst, the American publishing tycoon in 1930. But following his death in 1951, the unopened cases were eventually returned and the whole chamber reinstated in 1953 after a fund-raising campaign. See RIBA158749 for a colour version of this image.

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