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Colored elevations of three sides of Mr. Hunter's House at Gubbins, or Gobions, in the parish of North Mims, formerly the property of Sir Thomas More

Colored elevations of three sides of Mr. Hunter's House at Gubbins, or Gobions, in the parish of North Mims, formerly the property of Sir Thomas More

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1760

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 64.b

Length: 18

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of a 16th century manor house in Hertfordshire known as Gubbins or sometimes Gobions House. The house was built for the Moore family (of whom Sir Thomas Moore was a relative). In the 18th century the house was enlarged by Sir Jeremy Sandbroke and the grounds landscaped by Charles Bridgeman. The grounds were very beautiful and included features such as statues, a grotto, temple and even a canal. It became one of the most visited parks in the area. The house was very grand and had 15 bedrooms as well as dressing rooms, a library, formal dining room, chapel and a billiards room.

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