Swakeleys Estate is, quite simply, one of the most remarkable historic residences in London,
with its dramatic roofscape, crowded with the combination of Dutch gables, classical detailing and towering chimneys. It is also a rare, richly detailed and remarkably complete survival of an idiosyncratically English episode in evolving architectural history and a lavish, flamboyant, palatial and stylish expression of the burgeoning commercial prosperity of early 17th century London and the links between Crown, politics, fashion, power and high finance.
This website explores some of these themes.
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