18th-century architectural masterpiece with Adam interiors, fine collections and landscape park
Nostell Priory was built by James Paine on the site of a medieval priory for Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Baronet, in 1733. Later Robert Adam was commissioned to complete the state rooms, which are among the finest examples of his interiors. The Priory houses England's best documented collections of Chippendale furniture, designed especially for the house by the great cabinetmaker. Other treasures include an outstanding art collection, with works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Angelica Kauffmann, the remarkable 18th-century doll's house (with its original fittings and Chippendale-style furniture), and the John Harrison long-case clock with its extremely rare movement made of wood. In the grounds are delightful lakeside walks with a stunning collection of rhododendrons and azaleas in late spring
Name and credits for images of Nostell Priory
Description of image - The Orangery seen across the Rose Garden, with a small pond and fountain (not working).
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Credit for photograph: Matthew Antrobus
Copyright: ©NTPL/Matthew Antrobus
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