Petworth House: the lake and park

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RIBApix ref no RIBA49659
Architect/DesignerBrown, Lancelot, 'Capability' (1716-1783)
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1750
Image Date1973
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceAP Box 805 Petworth (Lambert 73460/6)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The house was rebuilt by an unknown architect, probably Daniel Marot, between 1688 and 1696 for Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset. It was remodelled after a fire in 1714, and further altered in 1756-1763 by Matthew Brettingham the elder, and in 1774-1779 by Matthew Brettingham the younger. The park was landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in the 1750s.

Subject tags

Landscape, country houses, lakes