Anmer Hall

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Anmer Hall is a listed country house in Anmer, Norfolk, England.

Location[edit]

Anmer Hall is located in the Norfolk village of Anmer in England, about two miles east of The Queen's residence at Sandringham.[1]

History[edit]

It was built in 1802. It has formed part of the Sandringham estate since 1898.

It was the private residence of John Loader Maffey, 1st Baron Rugby (1877-1969), who was to become Governor-General of the Sudan, Permanent Secretary of the Colonial Office and wartime Ambassador to Dublin. His daughter Penelope (1910-2005) socialized with the Royal Family, and was reportedly a favorite of King George V.

From 1972 to 1990, it was leased by the Duke and Duchess of Kent as their country house. In February 1990, the Duke and Duchess of Kent left Anmer Hall, moving to Crocker End House. It was then rented by Hugh van Cutsem (1941-2013).[1] Since 2000, the family of James Everett, owner of kitchen timber company Norfolk Oak, has resided at Anmer Hall.[2]

In January 2013, British newspapers reported that the Queen had allocated Anmer Hall for use by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.[3][4][5]

Architecture[edit]

It is a Grade II* listed [6] late-Georgian house, of brick and tile to the front elevations, and of Carstone and tile to the rear and north. The long front comprises eleven bays, with a three-bay central pediment, and the house has two storeys and dormers, with a bell tower slightly off centre. The ground-floor windows are set in blank arches and there is a semicircular porch on two Tuscan columns.

To accommodate the Duke and Duchess, a conservatory designed by architect Charles Morris (who previously designed extensions to Highgrove House) will be added.[1]

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Coordinates: 52°50′02″N 0°34′47″E / 52.8340°N 0.5797°E / 52.8340; 0.5797