18th c. view


Grose, Antiquities 5.656

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'This castle encloses three courts, a large one and two small ones; the entrance is on the south front, through the great gatehouse, which leads into a spacious court cloistered round. On the north side is the hall, which is very large, and much resembling those of the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge that have not been modernized, the fire-place being in the middle of the room, and the butteries at the lower end. At the upper or eastern end of this hall lie 3 handsome rooms....The grand stairs, which lie beyond the hall, occupy an area of 40 feet square. The kitchen, which is beyond the staircase, to the west, is large, and, as well as the hall and chapel, goes up in height to the upper storey of the house.'
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ground plan
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