Mr. Collins: "Mark the windows. There are 64 in all. 64! And I have it on good authority that the glazings alone originally cost in excess of 600 pounds".
The best ever dramatisation of a Jane Austen novel, the BBC 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice was filmed in many beautiful locations, but the most splendid of them all is Belton House - Rosings Park in the BBC series - in Lincolnshire. The 17th century country house is now a National Trust Property, and open to the public. A must for all friends of Austen and the BBC mini-series.
"The perfect English country house, set in its own extensive deer park, Belton was designed to impress.
Built in the late 17th century for 'Young' Sir John Brownlow, with family fortunes founded in law, it is one of the finest examples of Restoration architecture. It was, for centuries, the scene of lavish hospitality.
Opulent décor, stunning silverware, imposing paintings and personal mementos convey wealth while retaining a family atmosphere. Delightful gardens, a luxuriantly planted orangery and lakeside walks ensure Belton is a pleasure to explore all year round".
There is no absolute certainty about the architect of Belton House, but John F. Pile makes this interesting point in his " A History of Interior Design":
"There is no house that can be proved to be by (Sir Christopher) Wren, although tradition suggests that he may have been the architect of Belton house, a handsome mansion near Lincoln".
More information about Belton House:
Wikipedia (excellent page!)
Pictures of Belton house