Tag Archives: #Renaissance

Hall Barn, Beaconsfield

Country house with landscape park and woodland, built circa 1675 for Edmund Waller (poet and politician). House built of brick in a Dutch influenced neoclassical style of architecture with stone dressings. Three storeys high with a hipped slate roof and cupola. Facade with five bays of vertical sliding sash windows adorned with pairs of Ionic and Corinthian pilasters. Centre bay emphasized by curved and pointed pediments and engaged columns. Porte-cochere designed by George Devey (1820-1886) added circa 1865. Roof dormers with segmental and triangular pediments. The house remains in private ownership.

19th century entrance lodge, north of the main house, located along Windsor End adjacent to the M40 motorway. Building externally finished with decorative carved timber panels in the Renaissance style with relief panels showing garlands of fruit and Acanthus leaves, scrolls, and medallions. Over sailing pitched roof with decorative pierced carved barge boards and turned finial. Upper storey jettied over twisted wooden columns. Two and three light timber casement windows. Broad double chimney stack engaged with side elevation. Diagonally set chimney stack to main roof. Entrance porch gable with decorative panel surmounted by plaque or heraldic shield.

Oak Lodge

Oak Lodge undergoing restoration works

Sutton Place, Surrey

Tudor manor house built with formal parklands, built circa 1525 by Sir Richard Weston, courtier of Henry VIII. Notable for its importance to art history in showing some of the earliest traces of Italianate renaissance design elements in English architecture. Constructed of red brick with a plain tile roof with stepped gable ends. decorative moulded terracotta elements for windows frames, string-courses, cornices and finials.

Pair of 16th century gate keeper’s lodges located along the A3 London Road. Symmetrical in appearance. Constructed of red brick with moulded terracotta deressings. Hipped plain tile roof with crenallated parapet. Principle elevation with blind arcading consisting of two narrow round headed arches with a single larger panel between. Leaded casement windows with hood moulding. Pair of crenellated gate piers with decorative entrance gates.

Sutton Place

Sutton Place