2002

SP7438 : Wicken Park, Wicken

taken 22 years ago, near to Wicken, West Northamptonshire, England

Wicken Park, Wicken
Wicken Park, Wicken
An early C18th house, beginning life as a lodge to Whittlewood Forest, enlarged in 1765-66 by the amateur architect Thomas Prowse for himself. He added the wings, while the top storey is C19th. It is built of limestone. Grade II listed.
It is now home to a private school, Akeley Wood.
Prowse (c1708-67) was a gentleman-architect, meaning that he had independent means and did not rely on architecture for a living. That did not detract, however, from his completed works, most of which were attractive country houses.

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SP7438, 6 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stephen Richards   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 13 July, 2002   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 April, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7438 3819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:2.2281N 0:55.0243W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7491 3810
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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