PAXTON, Joseph
(b. 1803, Milton Bryan, d. 1865, Sydenham, London)

Exterior view

1850-54
Photo
Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire

In 1850, Paxton was commissioned by Baron Mayer de Rothschild to design Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire. This was to be one of the greatest country houses built during the Victorian Era. Following the completion of Mentmore, Baron James de Rothschild, one of Baron de Rothschild's French cousins, commissioned Château de Ferrières at Ferrières-en-Brie near Paris to be "Another Mentmore, but twice the size". Both buildings still stand today.

The photo shows the main façade.