Nostell Priory :: Shared Description

Nostell Priory is an elegant 18th-century Palladian mansion set in hundreds of acres of parkland. It takes its name from a 12th century monastery which was surrendered to Henry VIII in 1540. The land passed through several owners until it was bought by the Winn family in 1654, with plans to build a new country house. After the Civil War they supported the monarchy and were rewarded by Charles II with a baronetcy in 1660.

Building the mansion began around 1733. Rowland Winn, the 4th Baronet, hired James Paine to supervise the work and he worked on the house for the next 30 years, using an ornate rococo style. In 1765 Rowland Winn, the 5th Baronet, inherited. He and his Swiss wife Sabine employed Robert Adam to finish the house in the neoclassical style. Adam was commissioned to design additional wings, only one of which was completed, and complete the state rooms. He added a double staircase to the front of the house, and designed buildings on the estate, including the stable block. Thomas Chippendale was commissioned to decorate the interiors and, as a result, Nostell has one of the largest and finest Chippendale collections in the country.

The House, which is a Grade I listed building (English Heritage ID: LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings) was given to the National Trust in 1953.

LinkExternal link Nostell Priory and Parkland (National Trust Visitor Information)
by David Dixon
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SE4017 : Nostell Priory by Philip Halling
SE4017 : Rose Garden, Nostell Priory by David Dixon
SE4017 : Steps on the east front of Nostell Priory by Philip Halling
SE4017 : Nostell Priory, Stable block by Alan Murray-Rust
SE4017 : Steps on the east front of Nostell Priory by Philip Halling
SE4017 : Nostell Priory by David Dixon
SE4017 : The eastern vista, Nostell Priory by Alan Murray-Rust
SE4017 : Gardens at Nostell Priory by Anne Burgess
SE4017 : Nostell Priory by Gerald England
SE4017 : Nostell Priory by David Dixon
SE4017 : Clock, cupola and weathervane by Gerald England
SE4017 : Nostell Park, Middle Lake by David Dixon
SE4017 : Lawnmowers at Nostell Priory by Alan Murray-Rust
SE4017 : State Dressing Room, Nostell Priory by David Dixon
SE4017 : Doors to Nostell Priory by Philip Halling
SE4017 : Nostell Priory by Philip Halling
SE4017 : Nostell Priory, Top Hall by David Dixon
SE4017 : Nostell Priory, The Tapestry Room by David Dixon
SE4017 : Clock Tower by Anne Burgess
SE4017 : The Dining Room, Nostell Priory by Paul Harrop
SE4017 : Front of the house, Nostell Priory by Paul Harrop
SE4017 : Seat in an arched alcove by Philip Halling
SE4017 : Display of Old Relics, Nostell Priory Stables by David Dixon
SE4017 : Children's Play Area, Nostell Park by David Dixon
SE4017 : Sunlit balusters by Alan Murray-Rust

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Created: Tue, 17 Sep 2013, Updated: Wed, 18 Sep 2013

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