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Title :

A history of the architecture of Bretton Hall near Wakefield

Author :
WRIGHT, S. J. ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The core of the present mansion was conceived by Sir William Wentworth and his friend Colonel Moyser in ca.1720. They were both members of a circle of aesthetes centred on Lord Burlington and the 'circle' in general could well have had an input. The new mansion was probably ready for occupation sometime in the 1730s after most of the furniture, fittings and fixtures from the old hall had been moved into it. Building work seem to have been undertaken on a more or less continuous basis for at least the next 130 years. At least six architectural entities as well as interventions of jobbing masonry firms were involved. The known architects were William Lindley, William Atkinson, Jeffry Wyatville, and George Basevi the younger. Documentary evidence sheds light on architectural attributions. ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Atkinson, William, v.1773-1839 ; Basevi, George, 1794-1845 ; Château ; Commande d'oeuvre d'art ; Dessin d'architecture ; Grande-Bretagne ; Lindley, William, v.1739-1818 ; Paysagisme ; Plan (document) ; Wentworth, William, baronet, m.1763 ; West Bretton (GBR), Bretton Hall ; Wyatville, Jeffry, 1766-1840 ; 1700-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural drawing ; Architectural plans ; Architecture ; Atkinson, William, ca.1773-1839 ; Basevi, George, 1794-1845 ; Commissions ; Country houses and châteaux ; Great Britain ; Landscape architecture ; Lindley, William, ca.1739-1818 ; Wentworth, William, baronet, d.1763 ; West Bretton (GBR), Bretton Hall ; Wyatville, Jeffry, 1766-1840 ; 1700-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Yorkshire archaeological journal, 2000, 72
INIST identifier :
24954497 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0084-4276 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;