Storrs Hall Hotel :

Bowness-on-Windermere

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Storrs Hall, a grade ll Georgian Mansion, 1808-1811 by Joseph Gandy (1771-1843), is now one of the most spectacular hotels in the Lake District, with an idyllic setting on the edge of Lake Windermere, a little way south of Bowness-on-Windermere.
 
Within the grounds is the National Trust-owned folly the “Temple” – an octaganal garden house with arched openings.
 
The house and temple were built for Sir John Legard, but greatly improved by a later owner, John Bolton.

 

 

Joseph Gandy, artist and architect, has been variously described as the premier architectural perspectivist of the Romantic epoch, the English Piranesi, the William Blake of architecture, and the draftsman-slave of Sir John Soane.

Other work by Gandy includes interior decoration of the magnificent ten-sided Shire Hall at Lancaster Castle, a fine example of the Gothic Revival style.

 

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