Wednesday, 23 May 2012


The Jacobean building is located in Hatfield, Herdfordshire and since its erection has been a residence of Cecil family that was always close to the following kings and queens of England like King James I or Queen Elizabeth I which was even brougth up in the old gothic palace ( acquired by Henry VIII ) located in the close proximity to the residence ( shown on the last pictures)

The edifice was built in 1611 by the founder of the family then Robert Cecil, First Earl of Salisbury and chief minister to King James I.

A perfect example of Jacobean architecture - the second phase of Renaissance architecture in England after Elizabethan style.

Sites of a new house and the old palace are linked together with a fabulous gardens and landscape architecture and a spectacular park.

Original stables were converted into a comercial area with restaurant and souvenir shops .


  1. Olá...

    Very Beautiful!!!!


    kiss - Brazil


  2. LOve the photos. I'm not a big fan of this type of architecture. Some look like old schools in the Midwest of the U.S. I do love that chimney though.

  3. Goeden avond, prachtige blog over architectuur. Ben zelf een liefhebber van Kastelen. Ik heb er al veel gefotografeerd in Nederland. Via mijn blog kan je met een link mijn kastelen site bekijken. Misschien tref ik U daar een keer.

    Veel plezier met U blog.

    Vriendelijke groet van Kees vanuit Nederland

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