Thrumpton Hall

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AddressThrumpton Hall, Church Lane, Thrumpton, NG11 0AX
Coordinates 52°52′30″N1°14′45″W / 52.875065°N 1.245784°W / 52.875065; -1.245784
ClientGervase Pigot
OwnerMiranda Seymour
Designations Grade I listed building

Thrumpton Hall is an English country house in the village of Thrumpton near Nottingham. It currently operates as a wedding and event venue. [1]

English country house larger mansion estate in England, UK

An English country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside. Such houses were often owned by individuals who also owned a town house. This allowed them to spend time in the country and in the city—hence, for these people, the term distinguished between town and country. However, the term also encompasses houses that were, and often still are, the full-time residence for the landed gentry that ruled rural Britain until the Reform Act 1832. Frequently, the formal business of the counties was transacted in these country houses.

Thrumpton Village in United Kingdom

Thrumpton is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 152, increasing to 165 at the 2011 census. It is located on the A453 road 6 miles south-west of West Bridgford. The 13th century Church of All Saints is Grade II* listed and was restored in 1871. Many of the gabled brick houses in the village were built between 1700 and 1745 by John Emerton of Thrumpton Hall.

Nottingham City and unitary authority area in England

Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles (206 km) north of London, 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Birmingham and 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Manchester, in the East Midlands.



This historic house incorporates a substantial part of an older house which was occupied by the Roman Catholic Powdrell family who were evicted following the Babington Plot. [2]

Babington Plot 1586 plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England

The Babington Plot was a plan in 1586 to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, a Protestant, and put Mary, Queen of Scots, her Roman Catholic cousin, on the English throne. It led to the Queen of Scots' execution, a result of a letter sent by Mary in which she consented to the assassination of Elizabeth.

The main part of the Hall dates from the early part of the seventeenth century [3] and was built by the Pigot family in rose-coloured brick. [4] it was largely complete by 1617. [5]

In the 1660s it was altered and improved by his son Gervase Pigot. There were late eighteenth century alterations made for John Wescomb Emerton, further changes c.1830 for John Emerton Wescomb. Later, it passed into the hands of the Byron family for a hundred years; Byron's daughter, Ada, visited her relations at the Hall from her mother's home at Kirkby Mallory, and during visits to Newstead Abbey, which had passed out of Byron ownership.

Engraving of Thrumpton Hall by Wenceslas Hollar Wenceslas Hollar - Pigot's house at Thrumpton.jpg
Engraving of Thrumpton Hall by Wenceslas Hollar
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Gatehouse of Thrumpton Hall


Captain George Anson Byron, 8th Baron Byron was a British nobleman, army officer, peer, politician, and the eighth Baron Byron, as the son of Admiral George Anson Byron, 7th Baron Byron, who was the cousin of Romantic poet and writer George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron.

Lieutenant George Frederick William Byron, 9th Baron Byron was a British nobleman, army officer, peer, politician, and the ninth Baron Byron, as a grandson of Admiral George Anson Byron, 7th Baron Byron, who was the cousin of Romantic poet and writer George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron.

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It contains a magnificent library, medieval kitchen, glorious double cube reception room, baronial hall, and a priest hole. It also hosts a rich collection of portraits, furniture and needlework, as well as various relics of the poet Lord Byron, whose descendants lived at Thrumpton.

Thrumpton Hall is renowned for a superb cantilever Jacobean staircase, carved in wood from the estate. This was added to the earlier house by the Pigot family, and shows their coat of arms and that of the former Powdrell owners. The staircase was supervised by John Webb, a pupil of Inigo Jones.

Jacobean architecture

The Jacobean style is the second phase of Renaissance architecture in England, following the Elizabethan style. It is named after King James I of England, with whose reign it is associated. At the start of James' reign there was little stylistic break in architecture, as Elizabethan trends continued their development. However his death in 1625 came as a decisive change towards more classical architecture, with Italian influence, was in progress, led by Inigo Jones; the style this began is sometimes called Stuart architecture, or English Baroque.

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  1. "Weddings at Thrumpton Hall". Thrumpton Hall. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. Country Life 21 May 1959.
  3. Paterson's Roads. Daniel Paterson. 1822
  4. English country houses open to the public, Christopher Hussey. 1957
  5. English Heritage listing information

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