Witley Court, Great Witley, Worcestershire: Perseus and Andromeda (or Poseidon) Fountain with the south front of the derelict house in the background

RIBApix ref no RIBA49690
Architect/DesignerDaukes, Samuel Whitfield (1811-1880)
Forsyth, James (1826-1910)
Nesfield, William Andrews (1793-1881)
CountryUK: England
CityGreat Witley
Subject Date1860
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleItalianate
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 808
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: When Witley Court was remodelled in Italianate style in 1854-1860 for the first Earl of Dudley by Samuel Daukes, the terraces and the gardens were laid out by William Andrews Nesfield. He also designed this fountain, seen here in a state of dereliction, which was carved in Portland stone by James Forsyth. The house was devastated by fire in 1937 after which it was stripped and abandoned until taken into the care of English Heritage in 1984. The fountain has since been restored to working order.

Subject tags

country houses, sculpture, ruins, fountains