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N 65 B 11.6K C 14 E Mar 15, 2016 F Apr 10, 2016
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Another view of Saltram House. The beautiful Georgian mansion in Plympton on the outskirts of Plymouth is the work of Robert Adam, who altered the original Tudor house on two occasions. The saloon (main drawing room) is sometimes cited as one of Adam's finest interiors. Complete with all of the original decor, plasterwork and furnishings, Saltram is one of Britain's best preserved examples of an early Georgian house. Originally home to the Parker family and Earls of Morley, Saltram House changed hands when, in 1957, it became the property of the National Trust.

John Parker inherited the house in 1743 and along with his wealthy wife, Lady Catherine Parker, (who largely funded the remodelling), clothed the building with symmetrical Palladian facades which cover the Tudor origins of the house. The interiors of the house were given delicate touches including Rococo ceiling plasterwork in the Entrance Hall, Morning Room and Velvet Drawing Room.

Parker's son, who was later created Lord Boringdon, succeeded his father in 1768, and the next few years are considered Saltram's golden age. Robert Adam was appointed to create a suite of neo-classical rooms along the east front which reaches its climax in the Saloon, perhaps the most iconic of all of Saltram House's rooms. Adam, who was the most fashionable architect and interior designer of the day, created everything from the door handles to the huge plasterwork ceiling. Not to be confined to the inside of the property, Boringdon also commissioned Nathaniel Richmond to lay out the present parkland which surrounds the house


Tags:   Devon Plympton Plymouth Saltram House National Trust Georgian architecture Robert Adam mansions

N 40 B 3.5K C 10 E Mar 15, 2016 F Apr 10, 2016
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This is one of the bedrooms at Saltram House in Plympton on the outskirts of Plymouth. The original Tudor house was re-worked by the outstanding English architect Robert Adam in the early 1770s. Complete with all of the original decor, plasterwork and furnishings, Saltram is one of Britain's best preserved examples of an early Georgian house. Originally home to the Parker family and Earls of Morley, Saltram House changed hands when, in 1957, it became the property of the National Trust.

Tags:   Devon Plympton Plymouth Saltram House National Trust Georgian architecture 18th century furnishings Robert Adam

N 40 B 2.5K C 8 E Mar 15, 2016 F Apr 10, 2016
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This is the kitchen at Saltram House in Plympton on the outskirts of Plymouth. The original Tudor house was re-worked by the outstanding English architect Robert Adam in the early 1770s. Complete with all of the original decor, plasterwork and furnishings, Saltram is one of Britain's best preserved examples of an early Georgian house. Originally home to the Parker family and Earls of Morley, Saltram House changed hands when, in 1957, it became the property of the National Trust.

Tags:   Devon Plympton Plymouth Saltram House National Trust Georgian architecture Robert Adam

N 14 B 1.8K C 2 E Mar 15, 2016 F Apr 10, 2016
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The gardens which surround Saltram House at Plympton on the outskirts of Plymouth were laid out by by the famous landscape gardener Nathaniel Richmond in the latter half of the 1700s, when the original Tudor house was re-worked by the outstanding English architect Robert Adam.

Complete with all of the original decor, plasterwork and furnishings, Saltram is one of Britain's best preserved examples of an early Georgian house. Originally home to the Parker family and Earls of Morley, Saltram House changed hands when, in 1957, it became the property of the National Trust.

Tags:   Devon Plympton Plymouth Saltram House National Trust 18th century gardens Nathaniel Richmond

N 48 B 6.4K C 13 E Mar 15, 2016 F Apr 10, 2016
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The Saloon (main drawing room) at Saltram House in Plympton, Plymouth, is sometimes cited as one of Robert Adam's finest interiors. Complete with all of the original decor, plasterwork and furnishings, Saltram is one of Britain's best preserved examples of an early Georgian house. Originally home to the Parker family and Earls of Morley, Saltram House changed hands when, in 1957, it became a property of the National Trust.

John Parker inherited the house in 1743 and along with his wealthy wife, Lady Catherine Parker, (who largely funded the remodelling), clothed the building with symmetrical Palladian facades which cover the Tudor origins of the house. The interiors of the house were given delicate touches including Rococo ceiling plasterwork in the Entrance Hall, Morning Room and Velvet Drawing Room.

Parker's son, who was later created Lord Boringdon, succeeded his father in 1768, and the next few years are considered Saltram's golden age. Robert Adam was appointed to create a suite of neo-classical rooms along the east front which reaches its climax in the Saloon, perhaps the most iconic of all of Saltram House's rooms. Adam, who was the most fashionable architect and interior designer of the day, created everything from the door handles to the huge plasterwork ceiling. Not to be confined to the inside of the property, Boringdon also commissioned Nathaniel Richmond to lay out the present parkland which surrounds the house.

Tags:   Plymouth Devon Plympton Saltram House National Trust Georgian architecture Robert Adam buildings mansions country houses


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