These smooth reproduction Yorkstone flagstones have been skilfully moulded from time-worn originals, evoking the timeless grandeur of Petworth House in Sussex.
The warm olive and subtle grey tones complement both brick and stone properties, and a range of sizes ensures an authentic paved terrace or pathway. Beautiful as interior flooring, National Trust Petworth Flagstones are suitable for use with underflooring heating. Inspiration for this range of paving came from Petworth House, a 17th-century mansion set in a beautiful 700-acre deer park landscaped by Capability Brown. It has been immortalized in several of Turner’s great paintings. The house contains the National Trust’s finest art collection: pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons, and ancient and Neo-classical sculptures.
Capability Brown worked at Petworth from 1751 to 1764, creating the serpentine lake, and he swept away the earlier more formal layout near the house, retaining many of the fine trees. Deer still graze up to the windows of the house just as he had intended during the design in the mid-18th century. With careful replanting of the trees: oaks, sycamores, beeches, limes and horse-chestnuts, Capability’s vision of the tree-topped hills and wooded boundaries remains today, giving the impression of a gentle transition from country estate parkland to the more distant Sussex countryside.
Durable, frost and algae resistant and easy to maintain, National Trust Petworth Flagstones are the ideal choice for creating more formal paths, patio’s and terraces. Adding instant maturity to any garden setting. Petworth Flags also make stunning internal floors with an authentic texture and patina. Easy to keep clean and hardwearing, they are ideal for kitchens, hallways and boot rooms.