Alfred's Hall, Cirencester Park, Cirencester: a fireplace

RIBApix ref no RIBA115063
Architect/DesignerBathurst, Allen, 1st Earl Bathurst (1684-1775)
Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityCirencester
Subject Date1732
Image Date1981
ViewInterior
StylePicturesque
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC C 071081
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Martin Charles / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Alfred's Hall was designed as an artificial ruin by the first Earl of Bathurst, possibly in collaboration with the poet Alexander Pope, who was a frequent visitor. It was built to commemorate King Alfred's alleged overhearing of the Danish battle plans and is one of the many attractions in the 3000 acre park laid out by the Earl from 1714.

Subject tags

Landscape, fireplaces, ruins, follies