Scotney Castle, Sussex

Scotney Castle, Sussex — the Residence of Edward Hussey, Esq. (1837), designed by A. Salvin. Drawing from Eastlake, facing p. 130. Image scan and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Commentary by Charles L. Eastlake (1872)

Mr. A. Salvin, [an] architect whose career was destined to be one of great success . . . revived domestic Gothic. Scotney Castle, in Sussex, was erected . . . for Mr. Edward Hussey, a gentleman of great taste as an amateur. The building derives its name from an exquisite relic of Mediaeval fortified architecture still standing in the grounds. The modern mansion^ for obvious reasons, did not aim at the reproduction of a fourteenth-century stronghold, but it realises many of the picturesque features of a Tudor manor-house. The internal fittings are remarkably good, and reflect great credit on the skill and ingenuity of the designer. [128-30]


Eastlake, Charles L. A History of the Gothic Revival. London: Longmans, Green; N.Y. Scribner, Welford, 1872. [Copy in Brown University's Rockefeller Library]

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