The House from an 18th century engraving
A 1767 drawing of the House from "Vitruvius Britannicus"
A 19th century engraving of the Villa Rotonda, Vicenza, upon which Foots Cray was modeled.
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 HiortDate: 19th century
Architect: Daniel GarrettDate: 1752-55
Architect: Henry HakewillDate: 1823
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
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.
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