THE MARKENFIELD IRREGULAR: ISSUE 33
Markenfield has acquired a most intriguing 7″x5″ sepia wash sketch of the house from the north-east, dated 1825. It is by George Cuitt the Younger of Masham (1779-1854) who in his day was well known. One’s first impression is that very little has changed: the N side of the moat, which forms the foreground, is much rougher and irregular, there is what appears to be a mooring post as if those who lived there kept a boat on the water, and there are little gates and walls illustrating how the house and land was at this stage divided between two tenant farmer families – the Harrisons and the Hawkesworths. To read more, please click HERE to open Issue 33 of the Irregular.