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The Old Gate Way at Nether Hall, Essex

The Old Gate Way at Nether Hall, Essex

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1780

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 44d

Length: 21.3

Width: 27.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

A pencil sketch of the interior side of the gatehouse of Nether Hall in Essex. Nether Hall is an early Tudor Manor House. This large entrance gatehouse with two polygonal towers which are three stories high. It is built of brick with blue brick diaper (an all over surface decoration of a small repeated pattern) work and decorated with trefoiled corbel friezes. During the 15th and early 16th century, it was fashionable to have a huge fortified gatehouse entrance, and grander examples of these can be found in Hampton Court Palace and several Cambridge colleges.

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