Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the entrance front

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RIBApix ref no RIBA116721
Architect/DesignerWare, Isaac (1704-1766)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityWrotham
Subject Date1750
Image Date1982
ViewExterior
StylePalladian
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC A 061282
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Martin Charles / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: In 1754 the Admiral Hon John Byng commissioned Isaac Ware to design Wrotham Park, which was not fully finished by his death in 1757. As orignally built it was a red brick structure with stone dressings, its design based on a Palladian villa, with a central block, portico and flanking wings. In the early 19th century the wings were raised and extended, the house stuccoed and the attic storey raised. The house was again substantially rebuilt after a fire in 1883, almost exactly as it was before.

Subject tags

entrances, country houses