Heythrop Park Hall - Oxfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MTBpointer
N 51° 56.147 W 001° 28.380
30U E 604976 N 5754996
Heythrop Park Hall was built in 1706 in the Baroque style.
Waymark Code: WM13NXW
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 01/18/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
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Heythrop house was commissioned by Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, on his return from a grand tour and spending time in Italy. Designed by Thomas Archer a prominent English architect who had studied in Italy and been influenced by Bernini and Borromini.

Construction work started on the Hall in 1706 with it becoming inhabited in 1713 although work continuing and was not completed until after Charles death in 1718. The house remained in the Tablot family until a fire in 1831 meant the building would stand uninhabited for nearly 40 years when it was renovated by new owners. In recent time the hall has been used as a college and Bank training centre until in 1999 it was converted into a Hotel and county club which it remains to this day.

The Hall has been added to over the years to the extent that the original hall is now the smaller proportion of the building. Two wings were added in 1926 which although not in the original style have now age and blend in well. A further addition in 1960 and 2000 are in a more modern style and blend less well.
Style: Baroque

Type of building (structure): Country house

Date of origin:: 1706

Architect(s): Thomas Archer

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