CAMBRIDGESHIRE - Baronial Halls & Houses

In order of the location then the house/hall name. Family names are followed by approximate date of house, where this has been established.

Town/Village

House Name

Family Names

Approx
Date
of House

Brief Summary

ABINGTON PIGOTTS

Abington Hall

PIGOTT - GRAHAM -GRAHAM - FOSTER-PIGOTT

1830+

Earlier house (Pigotts) replaced in 1830 by Lt. Col. G.E. Graham. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

ARRINGTON

Wimpole Hall

YORKE

1719

National Trust. Home of the Earls of Hardwicke. F.O. Morris, Series of Picturesque Views, vol. II, 1866+. J. Kip, I, 1715.

BABRAHAM

Babraham Hall

TAYLOR - PALAVICINO-BENNET - JONES

1580+

Built by Robert Taylor; acquired by Sir Horatio Palavicino in 1589. Demolished in 1767. Robert Jones, of the East India Company built a new house in 1770. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

BOTTISHAM

Bottisham Hall

ALINGTON - JENYNS

1797

Built for George Jenyns, Prebendary of Ely. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 121.

CAXTON

Bourn House

HAGAR - LYELL - DE LA WARR - WEST

1580?

Altered by H. Repton ca. 1780. Owned by George John West, Earl de la Warr - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. I, 1818. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide, III, 1981.

CHEVELEY

Cheveley Park

JERMYN - MANNERS

1670+

Built Henry Jermyn; passed to the Manners family. Demolished. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

CHILDERLEY

Childerley Hall

CUTTS - CALVERT

1560+

Built by Sir John Cutts. Restored in 1850 by General Calvert. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

CHIPPENHAM

Chippenham Park

RIVETT - RUSSELL - SMITH - THARP

1550+

Sir Thomas Rivett (d. 1582); Admiral Edward Russell, Earl of Orford (d. 1727). Rebuilt by Russell, designed by Inigo Jones. Remodelled ca. 1780 by Drummond Smith. Bought 1791 by - Tharp. Owned 1852 by Joseph S. Tharp. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 34.

CONINGTON

Conington Hall

COTTON - GARDNER

1730+

The property was acquired in 1644 by Sir Thomas Cotton, son of the great collector. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

CROXTON

Croxton Park

LEEDS - NEWTON

1761

Acquired by Dr Edward Leeds in 1573. New house built by Edward Leeds. Purchased by Samuel Newton in 1820. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 245.

DULLINGHAM

Dullingham House

JEFFERSON

1700+

Jeffersons there from 1656 to 1947. Landscaped by Repton in 1801. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

ELY

Chettisham Hall

LAYTON

1810

Also known as Woodhouse. Built by William Layton; owned 1853 by his son William. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 119.

FORDHAM

Fordham Abbey

METCALFE

1760+

Built by William Metcalfe. Earlier house belonged to Sir Charles Wager. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

FULBOURN

Fulbourn Manor House

TOWNLEY

1680+

In the Townley family since 18 cent. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

GAMLINGAY

Tetworth Hall

PEDLEY

1710+

Built by John Pedley, M.P. for Huntingdonshire. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

GREAT ABINGTON

Abington Hall

WESTERN - MORTLOCK -GIDEON - PITT

1712

Earlier house owned by Robert Taylor disappeared. Western was a London ironmonger. Remodelled 1780. Let to Sir Sampson Gideon, Cambridge banker; Earl of Chatham. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

HASLINGFIELD

Haslingfield Hall

WENDY

1555+

Remodelled by Sir Thomas Wendy (d. 1673). Demolished. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

HATLEY ST GEORGE

Hatley Park

ST GEORGE - COTTON -PEARSE

1700+

Several remodellings. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981. J. Kip, I, 1715. Contents sold May 13-15, 1935.

HILDERSHAM

Hildersham Hall

FASSETT

1814+

Built by Thomas Fassett. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

HINXTON

Hinxton Hall

JONES

1750+

Built by John Bromwell Jones. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

HORSEHEATH

Horseheath Hall

ALINGTON - BROMLEY

1665

Built by William 1st Lord Alington. Acquired in 1700 by John Bromley, a Barbados sugar planter. Demolished in 1792. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981. C. Campbell, Vitruvius Britannicus, III, 1725.

ICKLETON

Caldrees Manor

O'BRIEN - WYNDHAM

1810+

Henry O'Brien acquired the estate ca. 1715 - created Earl of Thomond. Owned by George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

IMPINGTON

Impington Hall

PEPYS - PINE - COFFIN

1579

Built by John Pepys, grandfather of the diarist. In the Pepys family till 1805 when it passed to the family of Pine-Coffin. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

ISLEHAM

Isleham Hall

PEYTON

1620+

Demolished. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

LANDWADE

Landwade Hall

COTTON

Medieval

Seat of the Cotton family until ca. 1750 when they moved to Madingley Hall. Demolished. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

LODE

(Bottisham)

Anglesey Abbey

HOBSON - DOWNING

1600

Built on the site of an Augustinian Abbey. Owned by Sir George Downing, founder of Downing College. National Trust. Kentworth-Browne [et al], Guide, III, 1981. R. Fedden, Anglesey Abbey. Oxford, 1968; 1982.

MADINGLEY

Madingley Hall

HINDE - COTTON

1550?

Built by Serjeant Sir John Hinde in 1550. Bought by Sir John Cotton ca. 1641.Owned by Sir St Vincent Cotton - J.P. Neale's Views, Series 2, vol. I, 1824. Kentworthy-Browne, Guide, III, 1981. [Anon] Madingley Hall. Loughborough, 1970. J. Kip, I, 1715.

MEPAL

Fortrey Hall

FORTREY

1620+

Samuel Fortrey, a London merchant and refugee from the Netherlands. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

MILTON

Milton Hall

KNIGHT

1790+

Built by Rev Samuel Knight who had bought the property from Jeremhiah Pemberton of Trumpington. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

PAPWORTH EVERARD

Papworth Hall

CHEERE

1810+

Built by Charles Madryll Cheere. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981. Contents sold Sep 25-29, 1911.

SAWSTON

Sawston Hall

HODLESTON

1580+

Built by Sir John Hodleston. Catholic family. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981. [Anon] Sawston Hall. Derby: English Life, [1956]. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, II, 1855, 139. S.C. Hall, Baronial Halls, I, 1848.

SHEPRETH

Tyrells Hall

TYRELL - PETRE - COXALL - WOODHAM

Medieval

Much remodelled. earliest surviving parts are 18 cent. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

SHUDY CAMPS

Shudy Camps Park

DAYRELL

1702+

Built by Sir Marmaduke Dayrell. Remodelled 1850. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

STETCHWORTH

Stetchworth Park

EATON

1798+

The Jacobean house was demolished in 1796. Rebuilt by Richard Eaton. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

SWAFFHAM PRIOR

Swaffham Prior House

ALLIX

1752+

Built by Dr John Allix (d. 1758), Dean of Gloucester and Ely. Estate owned by the Allix family since 1751. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

TRUMPINGTON

Anstey Hall

THOMPSON

1680+

Built by Anthony Thompson. Now offices. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

TRUMPINGTON

Trumpington Hall

PYTCHER - PEMBERTON

1710+

Sir Francis Pemberton, Lord Chief Justice, bought the house - a Tudor mansion - in 1675. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

WEST WRATTING

West Wratting Park

PERNE - JACOB

1790+

The estate was bought in 1571 by Andrew Perne, master of Peterhouse, and given to the College (sold in 1909). The 1730 rebuilding was by Col. Sir John Jacob, 3rd Bart. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

WILBURTON

Berristead

THOMPSON - PELL

1600+

Built by Alice Thompson, wife of Sir John Thompson. Bought by Sir Albert Pell in 1817. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.

WISBECH

Wisbech Castle

THURLOE

1658

Built by John Thurloe. Demolished in 1815. Kentworthy-Browne [et al], Guide to Country Houses, III, 1981.


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