Left: Runton Old Hall, Suffolk, as restored and reconfigured by Baillie Scott with gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll. “It has been the task of the present writer to try and restore to this disfigured house some of its glories of its earlier state. . . . And so all the modern partitions were taken down, a new wing added, and the plan debveloped to meet the requirements of the occupant. The hall fireplace was reinstated and the chimney rebuilt” (222). [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Ground Plan of house before and after Restoration and Enlargement. A comparison of the two ground plans shows that Baillie Scott retained much of the the building's exterior, he almost completely reconfigured the interior in order to recreate a “great hall” by moving the study to a new extension and by turning the original dining room, drawing room, hall, and study into one large space. The changes in the kitchen and related spaces reflect developments in domestic technology.

Left: The Hall as restored. Right: The Long Hall. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Left: Runton Old Hall, Suffolk, seen from the North West. Middle: Garden Archways designed by Baillie Scott. Right: Garden designed by Miss Jekyll.

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Baillie Scott, Mackay Hugh. “Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture.” The International Studio. (1910-1911): 222ff. Internet Archive copy from University of Toronto Library. Web. 26 July 2018.

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