SP1731 : Elephants at Sezincote House

taken 8 years ago, near to Bourton-on-The-Hill, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Elephants at Sezincote House
Elephants at Sezincote House
The Sezincote estate was bought by the Cockerell family at the end of the 18th century. John Cockerell had spent time in Bengal, hence the Indian theme here, but he died before any building started. His brother Charles took over the estate and the house was designed by another brother, Samuel Pepys Cockerell no less, who was a surveyor for the British East India Company.
Although he never went to India, Samuel had access to the company's plans and drawings and came up with this design in the Indian Mughal style, a fusion of Hindu and Islamic elements. The house was completed in 1805.
The gardens were designed by Humphrey Repton, though I doubt he was responsible for the elephants.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1716 3104 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:58.6538N 1:45.0948W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1717 3100
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