Salisbury House in London, 1599-1694: The Strand Palace of Sir Robert Cecil

Guerci, Manolo (2009) Salisbury House in London, 1599-1694: The Strand Palace of Sir Robert Cecil. Architectural History, 52 (2009). pp. 31-78. ISSN 0066-622X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This essay focuses on Salisbury House in London, the Strand palace built by Sir Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, between 1599 and 1612. So far neglected, a detailed history of this house can be based on the primary sources in the Salisbury archives at Hatfield House. The study begins with an investgation of Cecil’s role, one of the most important architectural patrons of his age. The evidence is then discussed of contemporary views of London, which are often an unquestioned base for the description of this vanished house. This leads a new identification of two series of plans of Salisbury House, which are analysed in the light of documentary sources as also re-configured and completed by reconstruction drawings. An examination of later alterations of Salisbury House provides an overview of its development, until the demolition in 1694.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Manolo Guerci
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 15:01
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 13:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28126 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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