Stratton Park. By George Dance
the Younger, 1803. Of the house only the portico survives, with its mighty
Tuscan columns and its pediment. Dance must have been fully aware of the
Ledoux style in Paris. The portico has been made wonderfully resourcefully
into a piece of scenery of a house built in 1963-5 to the design of
Stephen Gardiner & Christopher Knight. The axis of the portico is
continued in an oblong pond, and then the lush conservatory of the house
... The conservatory is steel-framed, the rest brick. ...