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England

Foots Cray Place

  • Built / Designed For: Bourchier Cleeve

    House & Family History: Foots Cray was one of the five houses built in Britain based on Palladio's famous 16th century Villa Rotonda outside Vicenza (the others were Nuthall Temple, Nottinghamshire [demolished]; Mereworth Castle, Kent; Chiswick House, Greater London; and Henbury Hall, Cheshire).

  • Architect: John William Hiort

    Date: 19th century
    Designed: Work for Nicholas Vansittart, Lord Bexley.

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    Architect: Daniel Garrett

    Date: 1752-55
    Designed: May have designed House for Bourchier Cleeve. House may have been completed by Ware, or another architect, after Garrett's death.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Henry Hakewill

    Date: 1792
    Designed: Alterations for Benjamin Harenc

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    Architect: Henry Hakewill

    Date: 1823
    Designed: Improvements for Nicholas Vansittart, Lord Bexley.

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    Architect: Samuel Ware

    Date: 1752-55
    Designed: House for Bourchier Cleeve. Ware may have completed the House to Garrett's designs.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. IV, pls. 8-10, 1767.

    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. IV, 1828.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pgs. 412
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Destruction of the Country House, The
    Author: Strong, Roy; Binney, Marcus; Harris, John
    Year Published: 1974
    Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
    ISBN: 0500270052X
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat of: Bourchier Cleeve, 18th century. Benjamin Harenc, 18th century. Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No