SU9722 : Wall to the north of Petworth House

taken 5 years ago, near to Petworth, West Sussex, Great Britain

Wall to the north of Petworth House
Wall to the north of Petworth House
This fine wall to the north of the mansion of Petworth House delineates the western boundary of a considerable wood in its grounds.
See shared descriptions below for much more information.
Petworth House (National Trust) :: SU9721
Petworth House is an enormous Grade I listed mansion to the north of the small town of the same name in West Sussex. The home firstly of the Percy family, Earls of Norfolk then of the Dukes of Somerset for many years, it is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. See LinkExternal link
The first building here was erected by the first Baron Percy who was granted a licence to crenellate in 1309 - some of this building still remains at the heart of the present mansion, most notably the chapel.
The house as it is seen today is mainly due to the 6th Duke of Somerset (known as "The Proud") dating from 1688-96 along with some earlier enlargements by the 8th and 9th Earls of Northumberland at the end of the C16th and beginning of the C17th.
For much more detailed descriptions of the architecture of the house its history, see the various English Heritage listings below:
Petworth House (Main House) LinkExternal link
Petworth Park & Garden LinkExternal link
Servants' Wing LinkExternal link
Old Estate Office LinkExternal link
The Stables LinkExternal link
Church Street Entrance LinkExternal link
Fire Engine House & adjoining Temple LinkExternal link
Butler's House LinkExternal link
Garden Temple NE of Butlers House LinkExternal link
The Rotunda LinkExternal link
Petworth House and Park :: SU9721
Petworth, formerly known as Leconfield, is a major country estate on the outskirts of Petworth, itself a town created to serve the house. Described by English Heritage as "the most important residence in the County of Sussex", there was a manorial house here from 1309, but the present buildings were built for the Dukes of Somerset from the late 17th century, the park being landscaped by "Capability" Brown. They are now managed by the National Trust. The house contains a fine collection of paintings and sculptures.

The house itself is grade I listed (List Entry Number 1225989) and the park as a historic park (1000162). Several individual features in the park are also listed.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9743 2220 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.4578N 0:36.7898W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9745 2215
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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National Trust Property 

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