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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol.  28  1909  page 355
ALLINGTON CASTLE. By Sir W. Martin Conway, M.A., F.S.A.

here, as the facts about him and his son and grandson are easily discoverable in the Dictionary of National Biography and the authorities there referred to. Let it suffice if I call attention to his portrait painted by Holbein, which is in the Louvre, whereof a copy belongs to Lady Romney. A pendant to it, likewise probably a copy of a better original, is the portrait of Wyatt’s favourite cat. At a later date (prob. for George Wyatt) a picture of Sir H. Wyatt in prison was made up out of these two pictures. Of Sir Thos. Wyatt, the poet, there exist copies of a circular portrait, no doubt by Holbein, and agreeing with the well-known woodcut after Holbein; on the back of this original was a representation of Wyatt’s maze, whereof there is a copy, along with the other family portraits belonging to Lady Romney. Another portrait of Sir T. Wyatt is recorded by Vertue as in the Earl of Stafford’s possession; it was inscribed on the frame:
   "Anno AEta suae xxiii; (A) D MDXXVII." Where is this picture ?
   The work done by the Wyatts at Allington was very 

considerable.* (Plan No.3) To begin with, the whole place was put in order. The Early English windows were knocked out in many places and larger Tudor windows inserted. A fine porch was added before the entrance of the banqueting hall, with a lady’s bower above it. An entirely new building was erected, cutting the courtyard into two. The ground floor of this was offices, the first floor a long gallery—an essential convenience for any up-to-date Tudor house. All the principal rooms were panelled. New fire-places were inserted in rooms where there had been none, and some old Early English fireplaces were replaced by new ones of Tudor style. In the great hall a gallery seems to have been constructed, and a doorway made on the first floor to give access to it, whilst a staircase was recklessly hewn out of the substance of the east wall of the hall, so that it is a wonder how the great mass of wall above is supported on the edge of the thin remnant below. A new kitchen with servants’ rooms over
   * The Tudor and later works are coloured pink in the "Historical Plan."

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