TL8161 : A view from the south east of the Rotunda, Ickworth

taken 7 years ago, near to Horringer, Suffolk, Great Britain

A view from the south east of the Rotunda, Ickworth
A view from the south east of the Rotunda, Ickworth
The Rotunda in the central feature of Ickworth house, but has two long corridors leading to two rectangular wings. Part of the West Wing is visible on the left - this part was the orangery.

The part on the left that looks like a bridge really is, as the Rotunda is surrounded by a dry moat, provided to allow daylight into the kitchens and servants' quarters in the basement.

This part of the Rotunda houses the Library and Drawing Room on the ground floor. Note the size of the people relative to the distance up to the next floor - the Earl Bishop that commissioned the house had a love of very high ceilings. On the first floor the Silver Room occupies a former bedroom. The other areas visible here are not normally accessible to the public. The best view of the gardens is obtained from the volunteers' tea room. The next floor is used for storage and offices.

This picture was actually taken during a photographic survey of the upper frieze to check for deterioration.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Country estates  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8159 6132 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.2092N 0:39.4161E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8160 6129
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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