Worksop Manor is a stately home in the Dukeries area of Nottinghamshire. A house was built in the late 16th century for the George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, and probably designed by Robert Smythson. The building was burnt down in 1761.
James Paine was commissioned to build a replacement for the Elizabethan mansion. He planned a roughly square mansion with a vast hall in the central courtyard which would have been one of the largest houses ever built in England, had it been completed. However, only one wing had been finished when work stopped on the house in 1767.
Following a fire the estate was sold to the Duke of Newcastle of nearby Clumber Park for who shortly afterwards commenced pulling down the main wing of the house, as he was only interested in adding the land to his own estate. After a number of years the surviving parts of the house, that is the stable, the service wing and part of the eastern end of the main range, were reformed into a new mansion
I was employed to visit the house and to provide advice on the use of appropriate paint colours. Papers and Paints supplied much of the paint.
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