The Art of Architecture

Pyrgo Park


Pyrgo Park, Romford, Essex. Built 1851
Thomas Allason (1790–1852)
Model; about 1861; painted wood, card and paper; RIBA Library Drawings Collection

The triangular pediment above a set of columns derived from Greek and Roman temples. They later became a leading feature of classical revival architecture. In Pyrgo Park the pediment and columns are combined with a plain house, an idea that began in Italy with Palladio’s villas of the 1540s.



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