Film: Design & Architecture

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Dyrham Park, near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire, England
Dyrham Park, near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire, England

Traveling vicariously through film. If I am unable to physically travel to admire historical architecture in a foreign country, watching a film such as The Remains of the Day can be a fun substitute. This film runs so seamlessly that it’s deceptive that numerous English country estates were utilized to comprise just one estate, Darlington Hall. I have captured stills and carefully matched each of them to the actual country home they belong to. They are Dyrham Park, Powderham Castle, Corsham Court, and Badminton House. It’s been a fun exercise. Enjoy!

(above) Badminton House, the octagonal Inner Hall looking out into the Great Hall
(above) Badminton House, the octagonal Inner Hall looking out into the Great Hall
(above) Badminton House, the service corridor
(above) Badminton House, the service corridor
(above) Corsham Court. This room could be either the Breakfast Room or another room, set up to look like a breakfast room. My research has been inconclusive.
(above) Corsham Court. This room could be either the Breakfast Room or another room, set up to look like a breakfast room. My research has been inconclusive.
(above) Corsham Court. This room could be either the Breakfast Room or another room.
(above) Corsham Court. This room could be either the Breakfast Room or another room.
(above) Powderham Castle. This is the state bed, but for the film, it's been placed in a room other than the State Bedroom.
(above) Powderham Castle. This is the state bed, but for the film, it’s been placed in a room other than the State Bedroom.
(above) Badminton House, Mr. Stevens' parlour
(above) Badminton House, Mr. Stevens’ parlour
(above) Badminton House, the kitchen
(above) Badminton House, the kitchen
(above) Badminton House, the kitchen pass-through into the Old Servants' Hall
(above) Badminton House, the kitchen pass-through into the Old Servants’ Hall
(above) Badminton House, the Old Servants' Hall
(above) Badminton House, the Old Servants’ Hall
(above) Powderham Castle, Staircase Hall
(above) Powderham Castle, Staircase Hall
(above) Powderham Castle, Staircase Hall
(above) Powderham Castle, Staircase Hall
(above) Corsham Court, the Dining Room
(above) Corsham Court, the Dining Room
(above) Powderham Castle, standing inside the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, standing inside the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, standing inside the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, standing inside the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, standing inside the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, standing inside the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, standing by the back wall and window of the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, standing by the back wall and window of the Second Library
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Badminton House, the Great Hall
(above) Badminton House, the Great Hall
(above) Badminton House, the back/servants' stairs
(above) Badminton House, the back/servants’ stairs
(above) Badminton House, servants' quarters corridor
(above) Badminton House, servants’ quarters corridor
(above) Badminton House, an attic room in the servants' quarters
(above) Badminton House, an attic room in the servants’ quarters
(above) Badminton House, an attic room in the servants' quarters
(above) Badminton House, an attic room in the servants’ quarters
(above) Badminton House, the Chinese Bedroom
(above) Badminton House, the Chinese Bedroom
(above) Corsham Court, the Cabinet Room looking into the Picture Gallery
(above) Corsham Court, the Cabinet Room looking into the Picture Gallery
(above) Corsham Court, the Picture Gallery
(above) Corsham Court, the Picture Gallery
(above) Corsham Court. I'm not sure which room this is. Its décor is similar to the Cabinet Room.
(above) Corsham Court. I’m not sure which room this is. Its décor is similar to the Cabinet Room.
(above) Powderham Castle, entering the First Library from the Staircase Hall
(above) Powderham Castle, entering the First Library from the Staircase Hall
(above) Powderham Castle, entering the Second Library from the First Library.
(above) Powderham Castle, entering the Second Library from the First Library.
(above) Powderham Castle, climbing to the Billiards Room from the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, climbing to the Billiards Room from the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, the Billiards Room
(above) Powderham Castle, the Billiards Room
(above) Powderham Castle, the Billiards Room
(above) Powderham Castle, the Billiards Room
(above) Powderham Castle, the Billiards Room
(above) Powderham Castle, the Billiards Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, formal dinner in the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, Staircase Hall
(above) Powderham Castle, Staircase Hall
(above) Badminton House, Miss Kenton’s quarters
(above) Badminton House, Miss Kenton’s quarters
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Corsham Court, the Library
(above) Powderham Castle, the Second Library
(above) Powderham Castle, the Second Library
(above) Badminton House, the Conservatory
(above) Badminton House, the Conservatory
(above) Corsham Court, the Picture Gallery
(above) Corsham Court, the Picture Gallery
(above) Powderham Castle, the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, the Music Room
(above) Powderham Castle, the Music Room's domed ceiling
(above) Powderham Castle, the Music Room’s domed ceiling
Dyrham Park was used for the driveway and most exteriors.
Dyrham Park was used for the driveway and most exteriors.
Dyrham Park.The current house was built for William Blathwayt in stages during the 17th and early 18th centuries on the site of a previous manor house, with the final facade being designed by William Talman.
Dyrham Park.The current house was built for William Blathwayt in stages during the 17th and early 18th centuries on the site of a previous manor house, with the final facade being designed by William Talman.

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