Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Delaval

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    "A typically monumental John Vanbrugh design. There was never a hint of daintiness in his work, everything is muscular and powerful and he often harked back to older building forms, particularly castles. Even though it has been cleaned, the still-blackened stone seems fitting. It was built for Admiral George Delaval in 1718-29. Neither protagonist lived to see it finished. Grade I listed. The house has been largely an empty shell for years, ravaged by fires in 1752 and 1822. After an uncertain period, in 2009 the National Trust raised the £6.3 million necessary to subsume the house and grounds into its empire." Photo by Stephen Richards, 2003, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Geograph.org.uk
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    Geograph (Geograph)
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3409601
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 5 months ago
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