(b. 1719, Arbury, d. 1806, Arbury)

Drawing room (detail)

completed 1798
Arbury Hall, Warwickshire

Sir Roger Newdigate rebuilt his country seat of Arbury Hall into one of the finest, though less well-known, Gothic monuments. It was a project that took 50 years to complete. Work began in 1748, and proceeded gradually. Newdigate opted for a specific medieval structure as a model, the opulently decorated Perpendicular Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Arbury Hall, unlike Strawberry Hill, is consistently decorated throughout with the rich architectural patterns of English Perpendicular, with flattened four-centred Tudor arches, tall, narrow tracery paneling, bay windows, and especially fan vaulting.

The photo shows a detail of bow window in the drawing room.