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Identifier: gri_33125013643271
Title: Views of the seats of noblemen and gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland
Year: 1824 (1820s)
Authors: Neale, John Preston, 1780-1847 Moule, Thomas, 1784-1851
Subjects: Historic buildings
Publisher: London, Sherwood, Jones, and co. [etc.]
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute

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Brocket Hall, f^etffortahtre; THE SEAT OFTHE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM LAMB, VISCOUNT MELBOURNE. Brocket Hall, the magnificent seat of Lord Melbourne, lies threemiles north-west from Hatfield, and was built about the middle of thelast century by the late Sir Matthew Lamb, from the designs of Mr.James Paine, architect. Much of the embellishment and internal fit-ting-up was completed by the late Lord Melbourne, whose refilled tastein decorative architecture is fully displayed throughout the whole Man-sion. The Ball-room is a splendid apartment; its furniture of crimsondamask cost upwards of 1,000/. There are some very good portraitsat Brocket Hall, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, the principal of which is awhole length of his present Majesty, when only nineteen years of age.The prince is represented standing by his charger. In earlier life hisMajesty, then prince of Wales, was often entertained here by the latenoble owner. The Park and grounds are beautiful, and, what moreparticularly adds to th

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