Downton Castle, Downton-on-the-Rock, Herefordshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5388
Architect/DesignerKnight, Richard Payne (1750-1824)
Pritchard, Thomas Farnolls (1723-1777)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1778
Image Date1959
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/3977 (ES1150.1)
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

towers, country houses, topiary, castellation