The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Ix. Concerning Windows.

Barningham Hall windows

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The engraving [fig. 173] shews a modern window of the same dimensions and proportions, without copying the defects; instead of the lozenge-shape, large panes of plate, or crown glass, are inserted. The sills of the windows being lower, admit the landscape. The lofty panels are omitted, and the inside of the room fitted up as best adapted to modern comfort, preserving the character of Gothic architecture externally. There is no impropriety in supposing that the whole bow-window has been preserved, and that the inside only has been altered to suit the taste of the present times. [Fig. 174 is a ground plan of the principal floor at Barningham Hall.]