Plan of the Park, Gardens and Plantations of Thorsby in Nottinghamshire ye Seat of his Grace the Duke of Kingston &c:Les Jardins Parc &c. de Thorsby dans le Comté de Nottingham. p: 81. Vol: 3.d. p:82 [Lettered plan to lower right corner: A to I.]
Copper Engraving. Plate 312 x 502mm. 12¼ x 19¾". Vertical fold through centre.
Garden plan from Henry Hulsbergh's "Vitruvius Brittanicus" series. Thoresby Hall is a stately home in the Dukeries, Nottinghamshire. It was originally built during the reign of Charles I, but was rebuilt twice following a fire in 1745 by John Carr and Anthony Salvin. The Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, Evelyn Pierrepoint was the subject of the earliest existing reference to cricket in Nottinghamshire. The notoriously difficult William Talman (1650-1719) as architect for the Duke would be largely responsible for the layout of the gardens in his remodelling of the house that took place in the late 1680’s. The leading gardeners of the era would have been involved.
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