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Madingley Hall

Madingley Hall

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42018

Item number: f63

Length: 21.5

Width: 29.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This pencil drawing depicts the exterior to Madingley Hall in Cambridgeshire.

Madingley Hall is a fine example of early Elizabethan architecture, built by Sir John Hynde in 1543. It became a refuge for Charles I during the Civil War, and as with some other Catholic residencies, possessed 'priest holes' and secret passages. Madingley remained the home of the Hynde family until the 1860's when it was then rented to the Windsors and used by Edward VII when he was a student. The property is currently owned by Cambridge University. The delightful gardens that surround the house were designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown during the 18th century.

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