A view of the octagonal hall in Foots Cray Place taken from the ground floor

Date:
6 Jun 1928
Location:
Foots Cray Place, Bexley Lane, Foots Cray, Bexley, Greater London Authority
Reference:
BB71/08827
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

Description

The photographer's notes state: 'Octagon. Entrance side and gallery above'.

Foots Cray Place was a large 18th century house, modelled on an Italian villa designed by Andrea Palladio. At the time this photograph was taken the house belonged to Lord Waring but during the Second World War it was occupied by the Royal Navy. After the war it was bought by the Kent Education Committee who hoped to turn it into a museum, however, after being extensively damaged in a fire in 1949, it was demolished in 1950. The gardens and grounds of the house are now 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

Entrance Hall, Georgian House, Domestic Interior

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