Downton Castle, Downton on the Rock, Herefordshire: the formal garden

RIBApix ref no RIBA42061
Architect/DesignerKnight, Richard Payne (1750-1824)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityDownton on the Rock
Subject Date1778
Image Date1959
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/3984 (ES1150.7)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Built by Richard Payne Knight, virtuoso, archaeologist and anthropologist, c.1772-1778, this house is one of the earliest contrived castellated castles. Knight was assisted in the early stages of building by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard.

Subject tags

Gardens, country houses, topiary