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Babbacombe Cliff, near Torquay, Devon: contract drawings incorporating collaged fragments of wall fabric

RIBApix ref no RIBA21981
Architect/DesignerBurne-Jones, Sir Edward (1833-1898)
Morris, William (1834-1896)
Nesfield, William Eden (1835-1888)
CountryUK: England
CityTorquay
Subject Date1878
Image Date1877
ViewExterior
StyleMock Tudor
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePB292/17(3)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Nesfield was commissioned by the Mount-Temple family to redesign and extend the earlier villa of Babbacombe Cliff, transforming it into the house illustrated in these designs. Its decoration included tiles by William Morris and a painted window by Edward Burne-Jones. Oscar Wilde was a regular visitor to the house.

Subject tags

arches, fireplaces, country houses, drawing rooms, stone, slate