Arbury Hall

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South front of Arbury Hall

Arbury Hall (grid reference SP335893 ) is a Grade I listed country house in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, and the ancestral home of the Newdigate family, later the Newdigate-Newdegate and Fitzroy-Newdegate (Viscount Daventry) families.



The hall is built on the site of the former Arbury Priory in a mixture of Tudor and 18th-century Gothic Revival architecture, the latter being the work of Sir Roger Newdigate from designs by Henry Keene.[ citation needed ]

The 19th-century author George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) was born on one of the estate farms in 1819, the daughter of the estate's land agent. [1]

In 1911, Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate erected, at Arbury Hall, a monument to the memory of George Eliot. [2]


The hall is set in 300 acres (121 ha) of parkland. [1]

In the arts

George Eliot She immortalised Arbury Hall as "Cheverel Manor" in Scenes of Clerical Life , where it is the setting for "Mr Gilfil's Love Story". [1]

The film Angels & Insects (1995) was shot entirely at Arbury Hall and within the grounds.[ citation needed ]

Arbury Hall was also used as the fictional Hoxley Manor in the BBC TV series Land Girls (2009).[ citation needed ]


Custodians of Arbury Hall include: [3]

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  1. 1 2 3 Cooke, George Willis. George Eliot: A Critical Study of her Life, Writings and Philosophy. Whitefish: Kessinger, 2004.
  2. "Newdegate, Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate (1862–1936)". Australian Dictionary of Biography . Vol. 11. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. 1988. ISSN   1833-7538.
  3. Wilkinson, R. (2006) Chronicles of the Newdegates and the Three Manors (1st Edition) Athena Press ISBN   1-84401-771-0

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