The Pavilion - Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
N 52° 00.030 W 000° 24.657
30U E 677723 N 5764258
Quick Description: This gorgeous, garden building lies in Wrest Park.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/1/2010 12:08:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM9CJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 7

Long Description:
Also known as 'The Banqueting House' this garden feature is a Grade I Listed building, listed on 10th January 1985.

Thomas Archer built the Pavilion and therefore it is sometimes called 'Archer's Pavilion' as well. It was built between 1709-11 in red brick and has been colourwashed in parts. It is completed in the Baroque style.

This iconic building can be seen at the end of the Long Lake and equally gives an excellent view of Wrest Park mansion from its own doorway.

Outside the Pavilion stands a statue of King William III.

The Pavilion is a remarkable structure with winding, narrow staircases and hidden rooms. The lower floor would have originally been used for the cooks to prepare meals as the De Grey family had their hunting parties here. The upper floor has bedrooms where guests could sleep. The interior has some great triomphe l'oeil paintwork.
Style: Baroque

Type of building (structure): Baroque garden and garden architecture

Date of origin:: 1709

Architect(s): Thomas Archer

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Address:
Wrest Park Silsoe Bedfordshire MK45 4HR


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