Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Belton House

+ Save concept

Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in Belton near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. [1]

163 relations: Acre, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Adelbert Brownlow-Cust, 3rd Earl Brownlow, Ancaster stone, André Le Nôtre, Anthony Salvin, Aristocracy, Ashlar, Ashridge, Attic, Aubusson, Creuse, Baluster, Baron, Baron Brownlow, Baron Sherard, Baronet, Baroque, Basement, BBC, Belton, Lincolnshire, Belvedere (structure), Berkshire, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Square, Boathouse at Belton House, Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow, Brympton d'Evercy, Buckinghamshire, Cavalier, Charles II of England, Charles, Prince of Wales, Chatsworth House, Checkerboard, Christopher Wren, Clarendon House, Coleshill, Oxfordshire, Commonwealth of England, Conversation piece, Coombe Abbey, Cupola, Denham, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Drawing room, Dry rot, Duke of Windsor, Earl, Earl of Bridgewater, Earl of Guilford, East Coast Main Line, Edward VIII, ..., Edward VIII abdication crisis, Elizabethan era, Embroidery, Enfilade (architecture), England, English country house, Folly, Fox hunting, Francis Johnson (architect), Gentry, Gothic architecture, Gothic Revival architecture, Grand Tour, Grantham, Grantham railway station, Great hall, Great North Road (Great Britain), Grinling Gibbons, Hardwick Hall, Henry Williamson, Hertfordshire, Hip, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Imperial staircase, Income tax, Inheritance tax, Innovation, James Wyatt, Jeffry Wyatville, John Brownlow, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel, John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow, John Summerson, John Vanbrugh, John Webb (architect), Joiner, Ketton, Lawyer, Lias Group, Lincoln, England, Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire limestone, Listed building, Lord-in-Waiting, Machine Gun Corps, Manor house, Marquess of Exeter, Masonry, Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Monogram, Montacute House, Moondial (TV serial), Mortlake Tapestry Works, Mullion, National Heritage Memorial Fund, National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Nissen hut, Oak, Overthrow (structure), Palace of Whitehall, Palladian architecture, Parish, Park, Parterre, Pediment, Peer group, Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Peregrine Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow, Plaster, Plasterer, Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series), Pub, Queen Anne style architecture, Quoin, RAF Belton Park, RAF Cranwell, RAF Folkingham, RAF North Witham, RAF Regiment, Restoration (England), Restoration style, Reversion (law), Richard Westmacott, River Witham, Rococo, Roger North (biographer), Roger Pratt (architect), Rupert Gunnis, Sash window, Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet, Sir John Cust, 3rd Baronet, Sir William Brownlow, 4th Baronet, Smallpox, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom), State room, Tilia, Townhouse, Transom (architectural), Tudor period, Vernacular architecture, Victorian era, Viscount Tyrconnel, Wallis Simpson, William III of England, William IV of the United Kingdom, William Stanton (mason), William Talman (architect), William the Conqueror, William Winde, World War I, World War II, Wrought iron, 11th (Northern) Division. Expand index (113 more) »


The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems.

New!!: Belton House and Acre · See more »

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Adelaide Louise Theresa Caroline Amelia;; 13 August 1792 – 2 December 1849) was the queen consort of the United Kingdom and of Hanover as spouse of William IV of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Belton House and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen · See more »

Adelbert Brownlow-Cust, 3rd Earl Brownlow

Adelbert Wellington Brownlow-Cust, 3rd Earl Brownlow (19 August 1844 – 17 March 1921), was a British soldier, courtier and Conservative politician.

New!!: Belton House and Adelbert Brownlow-Cust, 3rd Earl Brownlow · See more »

Ancaster stone

Ancaster stone is Middle Jurassic oolitic limestone, quarried around Ancaster, Lincolnshire, England.

New!!: Belton House and Ancaster stone · See more »

André Le Nôtre

André Le Nôtre (12 March 1613 – 15 September 1700), originally rendered as André Le Nostre, was a French landscape architect and the principal gardener of King Louis XIV of France.

New!!: Belton House and André Le Nôtre · See more »

Anthony Salvin

Anthony Salvin (17 October 1799 – 17 December 1881) was an English architect.

New!!: Belton House and Anthony Salvin · See more »


Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos "excellent", and κράτος kratos "power") is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.

New!!: Belton House and Aristocracy · See more »


Ashlar is finely dressed (cut, worked) stone, either an individual stone that has been worked until squared or the structure built of it.

New!!: Belton House and Ashlar · See more »


Ashridge is a country estate and stately home in Hertfordshire, England in the United Kingdom; part of the land stretches into Buckinghamshire and it is close to the Bedfordshire border.

New!!: Belton House and Ashridge · See more »


An attic (sometimes referred to as a loft) is a space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building; an attic may also be called a sky parlor or a garret.

New!!: Belton House and Attic · See more »

Aubusson, Creuse

Aubusson (Occitan auvergnat: Le Buçon, formerly Aubuçon) is a commune in the Creuse department region in central France.

New!!: Belton House and Aubusson, Creuse · See more »


A baluster—also called spindle or stair stick—is a moulded shaft, square or of lathe-turned form, cut from a rectangular or square plank, one of various forms of spindle in woodwork, made of stone or wood and sometimes of metal, standing on a unifying footing, and supporting the coping of a parapet or the handrail of a staircase.

New!!: Belton House and Baluster · See more »


Baron is a rank of nobility or title of honour, often hereditary.

New!!: Belton House and Baron · See more »

Baron Brownlow

Baron Brownlow, of Belton in the County of Lincoln, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain.

New!!: Belton House and Baron Brownlow · See more »

Baron Sherard

Lord Sherard, Baron of Leitrim, was a title in the Peerage of Ireland.

New!!: Belton House and Baron Sherard · See more »


A baronet (or; abbreviated Bart or Bt) or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess (or; abbreviation Btss), is the holder of a baronetcy, an hereditary title awarded by the British Crown.

New!!: Belton House and Baronet · See more »


The Baroque is a highly ornate and often extravagant style of architecture, art and music that flourished in Europe from the early 17th until the late 18th century.

New!!: Belton House and Baroque · See more »


A basement or cellar is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor.

New!!: Belton House and Basement · See more »


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

New!!: Belton House and BBC · See more »

Belton, Lincolnshire

Belton is a village in the civil parish of Belton and Manthorpe, in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.

New!!: Belton House and Belton, Lincolnshire · See more »

Belvedere (structure)

A belvedere or belvidere (from Italian for "fair view") is an architectural structure sited to take advantage of a fine or scenic view.

New!!: Belton House and Belvedere (structure) · See more »


Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.

New!!: Belton House and Berkshire · See more »


Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, between Euston Road and Holborn.

New!!: Belton House and Bloomsbury · See more »

Bloomsbury Square

Bloomsbury Square is a garden square in Holborn, Camden, London.

New!!: Belton House and Bloomsbury Square · See more »

Boathouse at Belton House

The Boathouse on Boathouse Pond, Belton House, Belton, Lincolnshire is a boathouse designed by Anthony Salvin in 1838-9.

New!!: Belton House and Boathouse at Belton House · See more »

Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow

Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow (3 December 1744 – 25 December 1807), known as Sir Brownlow Cust, 4th Baronet, from 1770 to 1776, was a British Tory Member of Parliament.

New!!: Belton House and Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow · See more »

Brympton d'Evercy

Brympton d'Evercy (also known as Brympton House) is a manor house near Yeovil in the county of Somerset, England.

New!!: Belton House and Brympton d'Evercy · See more »


Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.

New!!: Belton House and Buckinghamshire · See more »


The term Cavalier was first used by Roundheads as a term of abuse for the wealthier Royalist supporters of King Charles I and his son Charles II of England during the English Civil War, the Interregnum, and the Restoration (1642 – c. 1679).

New!!: Belton House and Cavalier · See more »

Charles II of England

Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was king of England, Scotland and Ireland.

New!!: Belton House and Charles II of England · See more »

Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.

New!!: Belton House and Charles, Prince of Wales · See more »

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire, England, in the Derbyshire Dales north-east of Bakewell and west of Chesterfield.

New!!: Belton House and Chatsworth House · See more »


A checkerboard (American English) or chequerboard (British English; see spelling differences) is a board of chequered pattern on which English draughts (checkers) is played.

New!!: Belton House and Checkerboard · See more »

Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren PRS FRS (–) was an English anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history.

New!!: Belton House and Christopher Wren · See more »

Clarendon House

Clarendon House was a town mansion which stood on Piccadilly in London, England, from the 1660s to the 1680s.

New!!: Belton House and Clarendon House · See more »

Coleshill, Oxfordshire

Coleshill is a small village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire, England (formerly in Berkshire).

New!!: Belton House and Coleshill, Oxfordshire · See more »

Commonwealth of England

The Commonwealth was the period from 1649 to 1660 when England and Wales, later along with Ireland and Scotland, was ruled as a republic following the end of the Second English Civil War and the trial and execution of Charles I. The republic's existence was declared through "An Act declaring England to be a Commonwealth", adopted by the Rump Parliament on 19 May 1649.

New!!: Belton House and Commonwealth of England · See more »

Conversation piece

A conversation piece is an informal group portrait, especially those painted in Britain in the 18th century, beginning in the 1720s.

New!!: Belton House and Conversation piece · See more »

Coombe Abbey

Coombe Abbey is a hotel which has been developed from a historic grade I listed building and former country house.

New!!: Belton House and Coombe Abbey · See more »


In architecture, a cupola is a relatively small, most often dome-like, tall structure on top of a building.

New!!: Belton House and Cupola · See more »

Denham, Buckinghamshire

Denham is a village and civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England.

New!!: Belton House and Denham, Buckinghamshire · See more »


Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.

New!!: Belton House and Derbyshire · See more »

Drawing room

A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained.

New!!: Belton House and Drawing room · See more »

Dry rot

Dry rot is wood decay caused by certain species of fungi that digest parts of the wood which give the wood strength and stiffness.

New!!: Belton House and Dry rot · See more »

Duke of Windsor

The Duke of Windsor was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Belton House and Duke of Windsor · See more »


An earl is a member of the nobility.

New!!: Belton House and Earl · See more »

Earl of Bridgewater

Earl of Bridgewater is a title that has been created twice in the Peerage of England, once for the Daubeny family (1538) and once for the Egerton family (1617).

New!!: Belton House and Earl of Bridgewater · See more »

Earl of Guilford

Earl of Guilford is a title that has been created three times in history.

New!!: Belton House and Earl of Guilford · See more »

East Coast Main Line

The East Coast Main Line (ECML) is a major railway link between London and Edinburgh via Peterborough, Doncaster, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle; it is presently electrified along the whole route.

New!!: Belton House and East Coast Main Line · See more »

Edward VIII

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year, after which he became the Duke of Windsor.

New!!: Belton House and Edward VIII · See more »

Edward VIII abdication crisis

In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire arose when King-Emperor Edward VIII proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing the divorce of her second.

New!!: Belton House and Edward VIII abdication crisis · See more »

Elizabethan era

The Elizabethan era is the epoch in the Tudor period of the history of England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603).

New!!: Belton House and Elizabethan era · See more »


Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn.

New!!: Belton House and Embroidery · See more »

Enfilade (architecture)

In architecture, an enfilade is a suite of rooms formally aligned with each other.

New!!: Belton House and Enfilade (architecture) · See more »


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Belton House and England · See more »

English country house

An English country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside.

New!!: Belton House and English country house · See more »


In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends the range of garden ornaments usually associated with the class of buildings to which it belongs.

New!!: Belton House and Folly · See more »

Fox hunting

Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase and, if caught, the killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of unarmed followers led by a "master of foxhounds" ("master of hounds"), who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback.

New!!: Belton House and Fox hunting · See more »

Francis Johnson (architect)

See Francis Johnston (architect) for Irish architect of similar name. Francis Frederick Johnson CBE, (18 April 1911 – 29 September 1995), was an English architect, born in Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

New!!: Belton House and Francis Johnson (architect) · See more »


The gentry (genterie; Old French gentil: "high-born") are the "well-born, genteel, and well-bred people" of the social class below the nobility of a society.

New!!: Belton House and Gentry · See more »

Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.

New!!: Belton House and Gothic architecture · See more »

Gothic Revival architecture

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.

New!!: Belton House and Gothic Revival architecture · See more »

Grand Tour

The term "Grand Tour" refers to the 17th- and 18th-century custom of a traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class young European men of sufficient means and rank (typically accompanied by a chaperon, such as a family member) when they had come of age (about 21 years old).

New!!: Belton House and Grand Tour · See more »


Grantham is a town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.

New!!: Belton House and Grantham · See more »

Grantham railway station

Grantham railway station is on the East Coast Main Line in the United Kingdom, serving the town of Grantham, Lincolnshire.

New!!: Belton House and Grantham railway station · See more »

Great hall

A great hall is the main room of a royal palace, nobleman's castle or a large manor house or hall house in the Middle Ages, and continued to be built in the country houses of the 16th and early 17th centuries, although by then the family used the great chamber for eating and relaxing.

New!!: Belton House and Great hall · See more »

Great North Road (Great Britain)

The Great North Road was the main highway between London and Scotland.

New!!: Belton House and Great North Road (Great Britain) · See more »

Grinling Gibbons

Grinling Gibbons (4 April 1648 – 3 August 1721) was a Dutch-British sculptor and wood carver known for his work in England, including Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, St.

New!!: Belton House and Grinling Gibbons · See more »

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall, in Derbyshire, is an architecturally significant Elizabethan country house in England, a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house.

New!!: Belton House and Hardwick Hall · See more »

Henry Williamson

Henry William Williamson (1 December 1895 – 13 August 1977) was an English army officer, naturalist, farmer and ruralist writer known for his natural history and social history novels.

New!!: Belton House and Henry Williamson · See more »


Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.

New!!: Belton House and Hertfordshire · See more »


In vertebrate anatomy, hip (or "coxa"Latin coxa was used by Celsus in the sense "hip", but by Pliny the Elder in the sense "hip bone" (Diab, p 77) in medical terminology) refers to either an anatomical region or a joint.

New!!: Belton House and Hip · See more »

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Belton House and House of Commons of the United Kingdom · See more »

Imperial staircase

An imperial staircase (sometimes erroneously known as a "double staircase") is the name given to a staircase with divided flights.

New!!: Belton House and Imperial staircase · See more »

Income tax

An income tax is a tax imposed on individuals or entities (taxpayers) that varies with respective income or profits (taxable income).

New!!: Belton House and Income tax · See more »

Inheritance tax

A tax paid by a person who inherits money or property or a levy on the estate (money and property) of a person who has died.

New!!: Belton House and Inheritance tax · See more »


Innovation can be defined simply as a "new idea, device or method".

New!!: Belton House and Innovation · See more »

James Wyatt

James Wyatt (3 August 1746 – 4 September 1813) was an English architect, a rival of Robert Adam in the neoclassical style and neo-Gothic style.

New!!: Belton House and James Wyatt · See more »

Jeffry Wyatville

Sir Jeffry Wyatville (3 August 1766 – 18 February 1840) was an English architect and garden designer.

New!!: Belton House and Jeffry Wyatville · See more »

John Brownlow, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel

John Brownlow, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel KB (16 November 1690 – 27 February 1754), known as Sir John Brownlow, 5th Baronet, from 1701 to 1718, was a British Member of Parliament.

New!!: Belton House and John Brownlow, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel · See more »

John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow

John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow, GCH (19 August 1779 – 15 September 1853) was a British Peer and Tory politician.

New!!: Belton House and John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow · See more »

John Summerson

Sir John Newenham Summerson (25 November 1904 – 10 November 1992) was one of the leading British architectural historians of the 20th century.

New!!: Belton House and John Summerson · See more »

John Vanbrugh

Sir John Vanbrugh (24 January 1664 (baptised) – 26 March 1726) was an English architect and dramatist, perhaps best known as the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.

New!!: Belton House and John Vanbrugh · See more »

John Webb (architect)

John Webb (1611 – 24 October 1672) was an English architect and scholar.

New!!: Belton House and John Webb (architect) · See more »


A joiner is an artisan who builds things by joining pieces of wood, particularly lighter and more ornamental work than that done by a carpenter, including furniture and the "fittings" of a house, ship, etc.

New!!: Belton House and Joiner · See more »


Ketton is a village and civil parish in Rutland in the East Midlands of England.

New!!: Belton House and Ketton · See more »


A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

New!!: Belton House and Lawyer · See more »

Lias Group

The Lias Group or Lias is a lithostratigraphic unit (a sequence of rock strata) found in a large area of western Europe, including the British Isles, the North Sea, the Low Countries and the north of Germany.

New!!: Belton House and Lias Group · See more »

Lincoln, England

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England.

New!!: Belton House and Lincoln, England · See more »


Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in east central England.

New!!: Belton House and Lincolnshire · See more »

Lincolnshire limestone

The Lincolnshire limestone (now known as the Lincolnshire Limestone Formation) is part of the Inferior Oolite Group of the (Bajocian) Middle Jurassic strata of eastern England.

New!!: Belton House and Lincolnshire limestone · See more »

Listed building

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

New!!: Belton House and Listed building · See more »


Lords-in-Waiting (female Baroness-in-Waiting) are peers who hold office in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Belton House and Lord-in-Waiting · See more »

Machine Gun Corps

The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War.

New!!: Belton House and Machine Gun Corps · See more »

Manor house

A manor house was historically the main residence of the lord of the manor.

New!!: Belton House and Manor house · See more »

Marquess of Exeter

Marquess of Exeter is a title that has been created twice, once in the Peerage of England and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Belton House and Marquess of Exeter · See more »


Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, which are often laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves.

New!!: Belton House and Masonry · See more »

Melchior d'Hondecoeter

Melchior d'Hondecoeter (1636 – 3 April 1695), Dutch animalier painter, was born in Utrecht and died in Amsterdam.

New!!: Belton House and Melchior d'Hondecoeter · See more »


A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol.

New!!: Belton House and Monogram · See more »

Montacute House

Montacute House is a late Elizabethan mansion with garden in Montacute, South Somerset.

New!!: Belton House and Montacute House · See more »

Moondial (TV serial)

Moondial is a British television six-part serial made for children by the BBC and transmitted in 1988, with a repeat in 1990.

New!!: Belton House and Moondial (TV serial) · See more »

Mortlake Tapestry Works

Mortlake Tapestry Works were established alongside the River Thames at Mortlake, then outside, but near west London in 1619 by Sir Francis Crane.

New!!: Belton House and Mortlake Tapestry Works · See more »


A mullion is a vertical element that forms a division between units of a window, door, or screen, or is used decoratively.

New!!: Belton House and Mullion · See more »

National Heritage Memorial Fund

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was set up in 1980 to save the most outstanding parts of the British national heritage, in memory of those who have given their lives for the UK.

New!!: Belton House and National Heritage Memorial Fund · See more »

National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom.

New!!: Belton House and National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty · See more »

Nicholas Hawksmoor

Nicholas Hawksmoor (probably 1661 – 25 March 1736) was an English architect.

New!!: Belton House and Nicholas Hawksmoor · See more »

Nissen hut

A Nissen hut is a prefabricated steel structure for military use, made from a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated steel.

New!!: Belton House and Nissen hut · See more »


An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (Latin "oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae.

New!!: Belton House and Oak · See more »

Overthrow (structure)

In wrought ironwork, the overthrow, particularly popular in the Baroque era commencing in the 17th century, refers to the crowning section of ornamental wrought ironwork which forms a decorative crest above a wrought-iron gate; the overthrow provides some stabilizing structure tying together supporting piers on either side of the swinging sections.

New!!: Belton House and Overthrow (structure) · See more »

Palace of Whitehall

The Palace of Whitehall (or Palace of White Hall) at Westminster, Middlesex, was the main residence of the English monarchs from 1530 until 1698, when most of its structures, except for Inigo Jones's Banqueting House of 1622, were destroyed by fire.

New!!: Belton House and Palace of Whitehall · See more »

Palladian architecture

Palladian architecture is a European style of architecture derived from and inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580).

New!!: Belton House and Palladian architecture · See more »


A parish is a church territorial entity constituting a division within a diocese.

New!!: Belton House and Parish · See more »


A park is an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats.

New!!: Belton House and Park · See more »


A parterre is a formal garden constructed on a level substrate, consisting of plant beds, typically in symmetrical patterns, which are separated and connected by paths.

New!!: Belton House and Parterre · See more »


A pediment is an architectural element found particularly in classical, neoclassical and baroque architecture, and its derivatives, consisting of a gable, usually of a triangular shape, placed above the horizontal structure of the entablature, typically supported by columns.

New!!: Belton House and Pediment · See more »

Peer group

In sociology, a peer group is both a social group and a primary group of people who have similar interests (homophily), age, background, or social status.

New!!: Belton House and Peer group · See more »

Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven

Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (29 April 16861 January 1742), styled The Honourable Peregrine Bertie between 1686 and 1704, Lord Willoughby de Eresby between 1704 and 1715 and Marquess of Lindsey between 1715 and 1723, was a British nobleman and statesman.

New!!: Belton House and Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven · See more »

Peregrine Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow

Peregrine Francis Adelbert Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow (27 April 1899 – 28 July 1978), often known as Perry Brownlow, was a British peer and courtier.

New!!: Belton House and Peregrine Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow · See more »


Plaster is a building material used for the protective and/or decorative coating of walls and ceilings and for moulding and casting decorative elements.

New!!: Belton House and Plaster · See more »


A plasterer is a tradesman who works with plaster, such as forming a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.

New!!: Belton House and Plasterer · See more »

Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series)

Pride and Prejudice is a six-episode 1995 British television drama, adapted by Andrew Davies from Jane Austen's 1813 novel of the same name.

New!!: Belton House and Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series) · See more »


A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.

New!!: Belton House and Pub · See more »

Queen Anne style architecture

The Queen Anne style in Britain refers to either the English Baroque architectural style approximately of the reign of Queen Anne (reigned 1702–1714), or a revived form that was popular in the last quarter of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century (when it is also known as Queen Anne revival).

New!!: Belton House and Queen Anne style architecture · See more »


Quoins are masonry blocks at the corner of a wall.

New!!: Belton House and Quoin · See more »

RAF Belton Park

RAF Belton Park was established in 1942 as the Royal Air Force Regiment Depot, for training RAF Regiment personnel in airfield defence.

New!!: Belton House and RAF Belton Park · See more »

RAF Cranwell

Royal Air Force Cranwell or more simply RAF Cranwell is a Royal Air Force station in Lincolnshire, England, close to the village of Cranwell, near Sleaford.

New!!: Belton House and RAF Cranwell · See more »

RAF Folkingham

Royal Air Force Station Folkingham or RAF Folkingham is a former Royal Air Force station located south west of Folkingham, Lincolnshire and about due south of county town Lincoln and north of London, England.

New!!: Belton House and RAF Folkingham · See more »

RAF North Witham

RAF North Witham is a former World War II airfield in Lincolnshire, England.

New!!: Belton House and RAF North Witham · See more »

RAF Regiment

The Royal Air Force Regiment (RAF Regiment) is part of the Royal Air Force and functions as a specialist corps founded by Royal Warrant in 1942.

New!!: Belton House and RAF Regiment · See more »

Restoration (England)

The Restoration of the English monarchy took place in the Stuart period.

New!!: Belton House and Restoration (England) · See more »

Restoration style

Restoration style, also known as Carolean style (from the Latin Carolus (Charles), refers to the decorative arts popular in England from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 to the late 1680s after Charles II (reigned 1660–1685). The return of the king and his court from exile on the Continent led to the replacement of the Puritan severity of the Cromwellian style with a taste for magnificence and opulence and to the introduction of Dutch and French artistic influences. These are evident in furniture in the use of floral marquetry, walnut instead of oak, twisted turned supports and legs, exotic veneers, cane seats and backs on chairs, sumptuous tapestry and velvet upholstery and ornate carved and gilded scrolling bases for cabinets. Restoration silver is characterized by embossed motifs for tulips and naturalistic fruit and leaves. New types of furniture introduced in this period include cabinets on stands, chests of drawers, armchairs and wing chairs and day beds. The growing power of English East India Company resulted in increased imports of exotic commodities from China and Japan, including tea, porcelain and lacquer, and chintzes from India. This led to a craze for chinoiserie, reflected on the development of imitation lacquer (Japanning), blue and white decoration on ceramics, flat-chased scenes of Chinese-style figures and landscapes on silver and new forms of silver as teapots, as well as colourful Indian-style crewelwork bed-hangings and curtains. Other developments in the Restoration period were the emergence of the English glass industry, following the invention of lead glass by George Ravenscroft around 1676, and the manufacture of slipware by Thomas Toft. After the accession of William III and Mary II in 1689, Restoration style was superseded by William and Mary style.

New!!: Belton House and Restoration style · See more »

Reversion (law)

A reversion in property law is a future interest that is retained by the grantor after the conveyance of an estate of a lesser quantum that he has (such as the owner of a fee simple granting a life estate or a leasehold estate).

New!!: Belton House and Reversion (law) · See more »

Richard Westmacott

Sir Richard Westmacott (15 July 1775 – 1 September 1856) was a British sculptor.

New!!: Belton House and Richard Westmacott · See more »

River Witham

The River Witham is a river almost entirely in the county of Lincolnshire in the east of England.

New!!: Belton House and River Witham · See more »


Rococo, less commonly roccoco, or "Late Baroque", was an exuberantly decorative 18th-century European style which was the final expression of the baroque movement.

New!!: Belton House and Rococo · See more »

Roger North (biographer)

Roger North, KC (3 September 16531 March 1734) was an English lawyer, biographer, and amateur musician.

New!!: Belton House and Roger North (biographer) · See more »

Roger Pratt (architect)

Sir Roger Pratt (1620 – 20 February 1684) was an English gentleman-architect of the 17th century.

New!!: Belton House and Roger Pratt (architect) · See more »

Rupert Gunnis

Rupert Forbes Gunnis (11 March 1899 – 31 July 1965) was an English collector and historian of British sculpture.

New!!: Belton House and Rupert Gunnis · See more »

Sash window

A sash window or hung sash window is made of one or more movable panels, or "sashes", that form a frame to hold panes of glass, which are often separated from other panes (or "lights") by glazing bars, also known as muntins in the US (moulded strips of wood).

New!!: Belton House and Sash window · See more »

Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet

Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet (26 June 1659 – 16 July 1697) was an English Member of Parliament.

New!!: Belton House and Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet · See more »

Sir John Cust, 3rd Baronet

Sir John Cust, 3rd Baronet PC (29 August 1718 – 24 January 1770) was a British politician.

New!!: Belton House and Sir John Cust, 3rd Baronet · See more »

Sir William Brownlow, 4th Baronet

Sir William Brownlow, 4th Baronet (5 November 1665 – 6 March 1701) was an English Member of Parliament.

New!!: Belton House and Sir William Brownlow, 4th Baronet · See more »


Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.

New!!: Belton House and Smallpox · See more »

Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)

The Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, the United Kingdom's lower chamber of Parliament.

New!!: Belton House and Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom) · See more »

State room

A state room in a large European mansion is usually one of a suite of very grand rooms which were designed to impress.

New!!: Belton House and State room · See more »


Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, or bushes, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere.

New!!: Belton House and Tilia · See more »


A townhouse, or town house as used in North America, Asia, Australia, South Africa and parts of Europe, is a type of terraced housing.

New!!: Belton House and Townhouse · See more »

Transom (architectural)

In architecture, a transom is a transverse horizontal structural beam or bar, or a crosspiece separating a door from a window above it.

New!!: Belton House and Transom (architectural) · See more »

Tudor period

The Tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603 in England and Wales and includes the Elizabethan period during the reign of Elizabeth I until 1603.

New!!: Belton House and Tudor period · See more »

Vernacular architecture

Vernacular architecture is an architectural style that is designed based on local needs, availability of construction materials and reflecting local traditions.

New!!: Belton House and Vernacular architecture · See more »

Victorian era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.

New!!: Belton House and Victorian era · See more »

Viscount Tyrconnel

Viscount Tyrconnel was a title in the Peerage of Ireland.

New!!: Belton House and Viscount Tyrconnel · See more »

Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson (born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986), later known as the Duchess of Windsor, was an American socialite whose intended marriage to the British king Edward VIII caused a constitutional crisis that led to Edward's abdication.

New!!: Belton House and Wallis Simpson · See more »

William III of England

William III (Willem; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702), also widely known as William of Orange, was sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672 and King of England, Ireland and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702.

New!!: Belton House and William III of England · See more »

William IV of the United Kingdom

William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837.

New!!: Belton House and William IV of the United Kingdom · See more »

William Stanton (mason)

William Stanton (1639–1705) was an English mason and sculptor.

New!!: Belton House and William Stanton (mason) · See more »

William Talman (architect)

William Talman (1650–1719) was an English architect and landscape designer.

New!!: Belton House and William Talman (architect) · See more »

William the Conqueror

William I (c. 1028Bates William the Conqueror p. 33 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.

New!!: Belton House and William the Conqueror · See more »

William Winde

Captain William Winde (c.1645–1722) was an English gentleman architect, whose Royalist military career, resulting in fortifications and topographical surveys but lack of preferment, and his later career, following the Glorious Revolution, as designer or simply "conductor" of the works of country houses, has been epitomised by Howard Colvin, who said that "Winde ranks with Hooke, May, Pratt and Talman as one of the principal English country house architects of the late seventeenth century" (Colvin 1995, p 1066).

New!!: Belton House and William Winde · See more »

World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

New!!: Belton House and World War I · See more »

World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

New!!: Belton House and World War II · See more »

Wrought iron

puddled iron, a form of wrought iron Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (less than 0.08%) content in contrast to cast iron (2.1% to 4%).

New!!: Belton House and Wrought iron · See more »

11th (Northern) Division

The 11th (Northern) Division, was an infantry division of the British Army during World War I, raised from men volunteering for Lord Kitchener's New Armies.

New!!: Belton House and 11th (Northern) Division · See more »


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belton_House

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »