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Downing Hall (Downing)

  • House & Family History: Downing Hall was the seat of the 18th century antiquarian and naturalist Thomas Pennant (1726-98), best known for his books: "Tours in Wales," published in 1778 and 1781; and his 22-volume set "Outlines of the Globe," published 1798-1800.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The 1766 Stableblock is extant.

  • Architect: Thomas Henry Wyatt

    Date: Circa 1858
    Designed: Unspecified work

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Pennant, 17th century; Thomas Pennant, 18th century;

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No