Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of Hunsdon House and St Dunstan’s Church in Hunsdon , Hertfordshire. The church of St Dunstan’s was built in the early 14th century with the nave widened and the chancel rebuilt in the 16th century. The church was extensively restored in the 18th century. The original Manor House at Hunsdon was built here in the 15th century by Sir John Oldhall, and took the shape of a tower. This house was demolished by King Henry VIII who rebuilt it, making it substantially larger and creating a Tudor Palace which was largely used as a residence for his children. It is thought that this grand house was pulled down in the 17th century and a new house was built incorporating some of the remains but which was less than a quarter of the size of Henry’s palace.