Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate: National Trust Guide (National Trust Guidebook)
By: Oliver Garnett(Author)
The sumptuous interiors created by James Paine for the Grand Tour collection of William Windham lie within a largely 17th-century building set within a beautiful park. An unusual feature of the house is the startling contrast between the Jacobean south front and the classicism of the late 17th-century west wing by William Samwell. The book introduces the various characters who have left their mark on the estate and its ancient church, the house and its contents: the feuding Wyndhams and Felbriggs; the Wyndham who captained the short-lived Mary Rose; William Windham I who planted thousands of trees under the influence of John Evelyn; the amorous entanglements of three William Windhams - the last fatal to the family's ownership of the estate; and its salvation through the determination of Wyndham Ketton-Cremer and the last squire and scholar of 18th-century culture, Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer. The rooms and their principal contents are described and richly illustrated, and the final pages are devoted to the large walled garden with its octagonal dove-house, the park and St Margaret's church with outstanding medieval brasses.
Oliver Garnett is the National Trust's Property Publisher and has written and edited numerous guidebooks for the National Trust. Felbrigg is a favourite place.
||Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate: National Trust Guide (National Trust Guidebook)
||National Trust (27 Oct. 2016)
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