Admiral George Delaval approached Sir John Vanburgh with a view to modernizing the old mansion at Seaton. Vanburgh advised demolition and rebuild. So the site was cleared of everything except the 'Church of our Lady', and Vanburgh started to build what some considered being his masterpiece - Seaton Delaval Hall. Work started in 1718 and continued for about 10 years. Unfortunately Admiral Delaval fell from his horse and died in 1723 before the hall was completed. He left his estate to his nephew, Captain Francis Blake Delaval.
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Photo taken in Seaton Valley, Northumberland, UK
Seaton Delaval Hall
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