Holme Eden Abbey, Warwick

  • Description

    "Not really, just the extravagant roofline of Neo-Tudor chimneys and turrets. The house is built of attractive red sandstone. All the work of prolific architect John Dobson (with the help of local man James Stewart), 1833-37, for local cotton manufacturer Peter Dixon. Grade II* listed. Dobson (1787-1865) developed a very large practice, almost exclusively in the north of England from his base in Newcastle. In his Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, Howard Colvin states that Dobson "designed or altered over sixty churches or chapels and more than a hundred country houses". Having returned north after a brief foray to London, he wrote that "with the exception of Mr Bonomi of Durham [he was] the only professional architect between Edinburgh and York"." Photo by Stephen Richards, 2005.
  • Owner

    Stephen Richards
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3353088
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 496 times
    Picture Taken: 2005-06-11
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