NZ3276 : Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Delaval

taken 16 years ago, near to Seaton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Delaval
A typically monumental John Vanbrugh design. There was never a hint of daintiness in his work, everything is muscular and powerful and he often harked back to older building forms, particularly castles. Even though it has been cleaned, the still-blackened stone seems fitting. It was built for Admiral George Delaval in 1718-29. Neither protagonist lived to see it finished. Grade I listed.
The house has been largely an empty shell for years, ravaged by fires in 1752 and 1822. After an uncertain period, in 2009 the National Trust raised the 6.3 million necessary to subsume the house and grounds into its empire.
A peek inside: NZ3276 : Detail of Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Delaval].
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 July, 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3224 7652 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:4.9251N 1:29.7912W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3226 7649
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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