English Homes Period III Vol. I, Late Tudor & Early Stuart (1558‒1649) (page 3/4)

[picture: 195.---Condover Hall]

195.—Condover Hall

The West Side.


[picture: Wollaton Hall From the North-East]

Wollaton Hall From the North-East

Wollaton Hall was designed by Robert Smythson and completed in the 1588. It has been described as the first English house to abandon the traditional central courtyard; instead it had a high-ceilinged [...] [more...]


[picture: 261.---Knole, Kent.]

261.—Knole, Kent.

Plate 261 - The West Side of the Green Court.


[picture: 262.---Knole, Kent.]

262.—Knole, Kent.

Plate 260 - Bourchier’s Gate-house.

The home of the Sackvilles since 1603; it was first built in and around 1457 by Archbishop Bourchier.


[picture: 311.---Avebury Manor, Wiltshire]

311.—Avebury Manor, Wiltshire

Avebury Manor, Wiltshire. [more...]


[picture: 312.---Avebury Manor, Wiltshire]

312.—Avebury Manor, Wiltshire

The Ancient Cut Box Tree on the South Lawn


[picture: 335.---The Great Chamber, Looking North.]

335.—The Great Chamber, Looking North.

“It will be noticed that the ceiling is a reproduction of that in the ballroom at Knole (Fig. 294). The panelling is similar to that in the dining-room below, and all came out of the Quenby attics. It forms a beautiful and subdued background for the interesting pictures and [...] latter there are four pieces, evidently of a set, of fine colour and design and with admirable early seventeenth century borders. Horesemen are hunting lions, tigers, and other animals in forests. With full regard to the old spirit, the floor was made of oak planks of varying widths, but all broad and massive. The room has three bays, of which the great ones over the porches give immense character to the room. That over the entrance door is all window, there being ten lights. It is a delightful vantage ground from which to enjoy the grand western view.” (pp. 293, 294). [more...]


[picture: 369.---The West End Of The Hall.]

369.—The West End Of The Hall.

Kildwick Hall is a Grade II* listed Jacobean country house, and the Hall is still (Nov. 2005) very much as pictured here. [more...]


[picture: 410.---Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire.]

410.—Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire.

Originally early 12th Century, or perhaps older, but greatly renovated in the 16th and 17th centuries. [more...]


[picture: 107.---Ground Plan [of Beaudesert]]

107.—Ground Plan [of Beaudesert]

Ground Plan of Beaudesrt, drawn by Mr. Edmund Warre. [more...]


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