Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London: the Long Gallery with Gothic fan-vaulted ceiling

RIBApix ref no RIBA15705
Architect/DesignerChute, John (1701-1776)
Pitt, Thomas (1737-1793)
Walpole, Horace (1717-1797)
Artist/PhotographerHenson, Alfred Edward (1884-1972)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1763
Image Date1924
StyleGothic Revival
Library Reference35047
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Horace Walpole purchased Strawberry Hill, a follly, in 1747 and spent until 1776 expanding and redecorating it to his own specifications. He was assisted by two friends, the amateur architect, John Chute, and the draughtsman, Richard Bentley. William Robinson of the Royal Office of Works oversaw the construction.

Subject tags

country houses, ceilings, fan vaulting