Exterior view of Foots Cray Place, taken from the north-west

Date:
6 Jun 1928
Location:
Foots Cray Place, Bexley Lane, Foots Cray, Bexley, Greater London Authority
Reference:
BB71/08800
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

Description

The photographer's notes state: 'Entrance front from N. W. evening'.

Foots Cray Place, as it appears in this photograph, was built in the mid-18th century and was modelled on a villa designed by Andrea Palladio. In the 20th century it was owned by Lord Waring and during the Second World War it was occupied by the Royal Navy. After the war it was intended to become a museum but on 18th October 1949 it caught fire, and due to the damage caused, was subsequently demolished. The grounds of the house now form part of Foots Cray Meadows.

Content

This is part of the Series: PEW01/01 Phillip Edmund Wills Street Collection, Negatives; within the Collection: PEW01 Phillip Edmund Wills Street Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Street, Philip Edmund Wills

Keywords

Palladianism, Dome, Portico, Georgian House

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