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Laughton Place, Sussex 51.c

Laughton Place, Sussex 51.c

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1780

Shelfmark: Vol. 42

Item number: 51.c

Genre: Topographical Drawing

The front entrance of Laughton Place in Sussex. This fortified manor house was bought by the Pelham family. It was rebuilt in 1534 by Sir William Pelham . However inn 1595, the family moved to a different house at Halland, although they continued to own the manor of Laughton. By the late 18th century the farm was converted into a Gothick farmhouse. As can be seen in this picture, a classical pediment has been added, pointed arch windows and battlements. The manor house was built of brick, the production of which was a successful local industry.

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