The gardens at Raynham and their destruction, c. 1700-1735

Williamson, Tom and Crawley, Louise (2022) The gardens at Raynham and their destruction, c. 1700-1735. Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 42 (1). pp. 22-33. ISSN 1460-1176

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This article examines the development of the landscape of Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and presents two hitherto unrecognised sketches by William Kent. It argues that Raynham was one of the first places in England where geometric gardens were removed in order to provide a largely open, parkland setting for the mansion. It attributes this innovation to William Kent and suggests that it was associated with Raynham’s status as an early essay in Palladian architecture. Finally, it argues that more scholarly attention should be given to the connections between architectural styles, and modes of lndscape and garden design, in eighteenth-century England.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: neo-palladianism,william kent,landscape park,visual arts and performing arts,nature and landscape conservation ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1213
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Landscape History
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 17:38
DOI: 10.1080/14601176.2022.2031744

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