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. 
In 1911, Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate erected, at Arbury Hall, a monument to the memory of George Eliot. 
The hall is set in 300 acres (121 ha) of parkland. 
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". 
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: 
Sir Roger Newdigate, 5th Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1742 and 1780. He was a collector of antiquities.
Viscount Daventry, of Daventry in the County of Northampton, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 6 May 1943 for Muriel FitzRoy, in honour of her late husband, the Hon. Edward FitzRoy, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1928 until his death in 1943. The first Viscountess was the sister of Frank Douglas-Pennant, 5th Baron Penrhyn, whilst Edward FitzRoy was the second son of Charles FitzRoy, 3rd Baron Southampton, and a male-line descendant of Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton. Lady Daventry was succeeded by her eldest son, the second Viscount. He was a captain in the Royal Navy. He was succeeded by his nephew, the third Viscount. His father had assumed the additional surname of Newdegate, which was that of his father-in-law. As of 2017 the title is held by his son, the fourth Viscount, who succeeded in 2000. As a male-line descendant of both the third Baron Southampton and the second Duke of Grafton, he is also in remainder to those peerages.
Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate, was an English Conservative Party politician. After over twenty years in the House of Commons, he served as Governor of Tasmania from 1917 to 1920, and Governor of Western Australia from 1920 to 1924.
Edward Algernon FitzRoy was a British Conservative politician who served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1928 until his death in 1943.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. Since 1742, all the Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Cornwall.
This is an incomplete list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire. Since 1728, all Lord Lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of Warwickshire.
Muriel FitzRoy, 1st Viscountess Daventry was a British aristocrat and the wife of Edward FitzRoy, who was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1928 until his death in 1943.
The Sheriff is the oldest secular office under the Crown. Formerly the Sheriff was the principal law enforcement officer in the county but over the centuries most of the responsibilities associated with the post have been transferred elsewhere or are now defunct, so that its functions are now largely ceremonial.
The Newdigate baronetcy, of Arbury, Warwickshire, was created on 24 July 1677 in the Baronetage of England for Richard Newdigate of Arbury Hall. It became extinct on the death of the 5th Baronet on 2 December 1806.
Sir Richard Newdigate, 1st Baronet was an English judge, landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660.
Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Newdigate Newdegate, was a British Army officer. Until 1887 he was Edward Newdigate.
Francis Humphrey Maurice FitzRoy Newdegate, 3rd Viscount Daventry, was a British peer who was High Sheriff of Warwickshire during 1970 and Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire from 1990 to 1997.
This is a list of sheriffs and high sheriffs of the English county of Warwickshire.
Charles Newdigate Newdegate was a British Conservative politician. In Hansard the spelling is Newdegate.
John Newdigate was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629.
John Maurice Fitzroy was an English cricketer who played for Northamptonshire from 1925 to 1927.
Newdigate is a surname of English origin.
Sir Richard Newdigate, 2nd Baronet was an English landowner, entrepreneur, engineer, and politician who held the title of Commissioner for Assessment for Warwickshire, and served on the Warwickshire Commission of the Peace, as well as the Member of Parliament for Warwickshire for two separate terms. He also became well known for investing his estate’s wealth into expansions and mining ventures, and for large infrastructure projects.
Anne Newdigate was a gentlewoman and letter writer. Many of her letters have survived including those concerning her scandalous sister Mary Fitton which help to explain whether Mary was Shakespeare's "Dark Lady".
Coordinates: 52°30′02″N1°30′29″W / 52.50058°N 1.50794°W