Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent: the Sackville Coat of Arms adorning the grotesque oak screen carved by William Portinton in the Great Hall

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38931
Architect/DesignerPortinton, William
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1605
Image Date1959
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/3404 (ES5744)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The house was built by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, between 1456 and 1486. It passed into Royal possession in 1537 during the Dissolution. In 1566, Elizabeth I presented the house and estate to her cousin Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, who substantially remodelled the medieval palace between 1603 and 1608.

Subject tags

country houses, halls, decorative plasterwork, decorative woodwork, screens