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Sitwell

Plate No. LXXX from Batty Langley’s 1739 book of designs, engraved by his brother Thomas, forms the basis for this stone fireplace design. In approximately 670, Saint Aldhelm is reputed to have thrown down his glove and said ‘dig here and you will find great treasure’, referring to Monks Park limestone quarried at nearby Corsham in Wiltshire, from which this Baroque style chimneypiece is carved.

Height 56¾in (144cm) width 70in (178cm)
Internal height 40in (102cm) width 40in (102cm)
Depth 8in (20cm)