Broke Hall

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Avenue of lime trees leading to Broke Hall

Broke Hall /ˈbrʊk/[1] is a stately home in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. It overlooks the River Orwell opposite Pin Mill. The gardens were landscaped by Humphry Repton in 1794.[2] The building is Grade II* listed.[3]

The site was purchased by Sir Richard Broke, who built a mansion there, during the reign of Henry VIII[4][5] The present house was built for Philip Bowes Broke by James Wyatt in 1792. This itself is probably a remodelling of an earlier house built in 1775 by Richard Norris[3]

It was the birthplace of Admiral Philip Bowes Vere Broke.[5] There is a primary school in Ipswich named after the hall.


  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford UP, 1971), p. 21.
  2. ^ TM2239 : 300-year-old lime avenue to Broke Hall Geograph website accessed 1 June 2008
  3. ^ a b Broke Hall, Heritage Gateway, retrieved 27 December 2011 
  4. ^ Neale, John Preston; Moule, Thomas (1822), Views of the seats of noblemen and gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland 5, Sherwood, Jones and Co. 
  5. ^ a b Burke, John (1832). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. Henry Colburn. p. 151. 

Coordinates: 52°00′19″N 1°14′21″E / 52.0054°N 1.2391°E / 52.0054; 1.2391