Sudbury Hall Lodge

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Located to the north of Sudbury Hall are two gate lodges. Dating to 1787, the lodges are believed to be the work of the English architect Thomas Gardner of Uttoxeter. Constructed of red brick with ashlar dressings, the lodges feature a central projecting pedimented bay with rusticated arched entrance. The almost identical pair of lodges are Grade II Listed.

Sudbury Hall: Venus petitioning Jupiter on behalf of Aeneas

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On the ceiling above the Great Staircase at Sudbury Hall is the above painting of Venus petitioning Jupiter. The oil on canvas painting depicts a scene from Virgil’s epic poem the Aeneid. The painting is the work of the French artist Louis Laguerre and dates to the 18th century.