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The library desk, said to have come from Houghton Hall and possibly used by Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. ©National Trust Images/John Hammond

The library desk, said to have come from Houghton Hall and possibly used by Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. ©National Trust Images/John H.

Houghton Hall's Common Parlour

Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great's Hermitage: Larissa Dukelskaya, John Harris, Andrew Moore, Thierry Mo.

Houghton Hall in Norfolk was conceived by Architect William Kent in the 1720s for England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

Houghton Hall in Norfolk was conceived by Architect William Kent in the for England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

interiors

A Regency scheme of gray paneling with borders of delicate reeded paper in the study contains the desk on which Alfred Waterhouse designed the Natural History Museum.

Entrance, Rousham House, Oxfordshire, ca.1635 & then remodeled by William Kent in 18thC. Image:  Andrew Montgomery.

Entrance, Rousham House, Oxfordshire, & then remodeled by William Kent in Image: Andrew Montgomery. House still owned & lived in by the family who personally work the land & gardens. Important landscape garden by Kent also.

MARBLE HALL AT HATFIELD HOUSE - ELIZABETH I's CHILDHOOD HOME.

The Marble Hall - Hatfield House - Herfordshire - England. The Hall was the great center of a Medieval English household used for communal dining. The principal elements of any Hall are always the same, but involved so as to require a separate discussion.