Ickworth House

15 October 2023

Probably the most imposing house in Suffolk, and certainly the most eccentric — literally eccentric, because the house is covered from top to bottom in ellipses. From the central rotunda to the egg-and-dart decoration, there is hardly a single true circle in the entire estate.

Where a circle does appear is at the very heart of the house, in a stone pavement bearing an eight-pointed star. Readers already familiar with the research of BYRGA GENIHT should immediately spot the connection here.