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Hampton Court Palace - Set

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Technical details
  • 31.07.2018
  • Osborne Ross
  • International Security Printers
  • Lithography, PVA Gum, phosphor bars appropriate to service
  • 60mm (w) x 30mm (h), Olympic Landscape
  • 3 x 1st Class, 3 x £1.55
Thematics
About Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is one of the best-known buildings in Britain and one of the grandest. Ranked among the top British historic attractions for almost two centuries, the palace is inextricably linked to the Tudor king Henry VIII, one of England’s most famous monarchs.

In 1838, the young Queen Victoria opened it to visitors and remains open to visitors to this day.

The issue forms part of the Royal Palaces series following Buckingham Palace in 2014 & Windsor Castle in 2017.

1st Class

South Front - Built for William III and Mary II by Sir Christopher Wren, the South Front overlooks the Privy Garden

1st Class

West Front - The grand Tudor architecture of Wolsey’s Great Gatehouse is a notable feature of the West Front.

1st Class

East Front - Designed in the same Baroque style as the South Front, the East Front overlooks the Great Fountain Garden.

£1.55

Pond Gardens - The pools in these gardens originally held freshwater fish, such as carp, which were eaten at Tudor banquets

£1.55

Maze - Hampton Court Palace’s Maze was planted in the late 17th century and is the world’s oldest hedge maze.

£1.55

Great Fountain Garden - This ornate garden was simplified by Queen Anne, who was keen to reduce expenditure on the royal gardens.