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Measured drawings and sketches of Barrington Court

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1905-1940 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calthrop, William Wellesley James (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, partly tinted

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by W.W.J. Calthrop, Esq., A.R.I.B.A.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DD, shelf 5

Physical description

Measured drawing of Barrington Court, Somersetshire. 1 of 24 sheets.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)


ca. 1905-1940 (drawn)


Calthrop, William Wellesley James (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, partly tinted


Height: 32.3/4 in, Width: 18.5/8 in

Object history note

Richard Phene Spiers was an English architect, archaeologist and author. He was educated at Kings College before proceeding to the atelier Questel of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in the early 1860s. Through a large part of his career he taught at the Royal Academy, and his pupils included architects such as Reginald Blomfield. A notable piece of architecture designed by him was Lord Monkwell’s house, Chelsea which was built in the late Nineteenth century. He came second to Thomas Verity in a competition for the design of the Criterion Theatre in London. His architectural style borrowed from his experiences of archaeological pursuits in Egypt, Syria and the East. His publications include the new edition of James Fergusson’s History of Architecture (1866), Architectural Drawing (1887), and The Architecture of Greece and Rome (1903).

Descriptive line

Measured drawings of floor plans and elevations at Barrington Court in Somerset, by William Wellesley James Calthrop. 1 of 24 sheets. Great Britain, ca. early 20th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of the Phene Spiers Collection of Architectural Drawings to 31st December, 1908 . London: HMSO, 1908.


Pen; Paper



Subjects depicted

Country houses; Stately; Tudor; Manor


Drawings; Architecture; Designs; Architectural drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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