VANBRUGH, John
(b. 1664, London, d. 1726, London)

Exterior view

1718-29
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Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

Seaton Delaval Hall is a country house in Northumberland, England. It was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1718 for Admiral George Delaval. The style of architecture is known as English Baroque, based on the Palladian style introduced into the England by Inigo Jones. Vanbrugh evolved the style from the more decorated and architecturally lighter continental Baroque popular in Europe.

In the design, echoes of the middle ages are strong. Like a fortress, the house is flanked by polygonal towers and defiant Doric columns frame the rusticated main façade. The Palladian windows provide a unique contrast with the austere architecture.

The picture shows a view from the north.