picturesque Gothic

picturesque Gothic

A term sometimes applied to High Victorian Gothic architecture.
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The eighteenth-century visitor would have first viewed the picturesque Gothic castle from the road: 'the approach to the house through lofty trees, (he embattled walls overgrown with ivy, the spiry pinnacles, the grave air of the building, give it all the appearance of an old abbey'.
Architectural interest is apparent to anyone who appreciates the picturesque Gothic lines of the Grade ll listed house.