Eglingham Hall

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Eglingham Hall (grid reference NU10421954) is a former mansion house and a Grade II* listed building situated at Eglingham, near Alnwick, Northumberland.

The manor of Eglingham was acquired by Henry Ogle, a nephew of Robert, 1st Baron Ogle of Ogle in 1514. His nephew Luke Ogle (1510–1597) built a new mansion house on the site of a pele tower.

The Ogle family of Eglingham were strongly parliamentarian during the Civil War. Henry Ogle (1600–1669), Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland in 1644, was the representative for the county in the parliaments of 1653 and 1654. His son John (1621–1686) was Commissioner for the Commonwealth in 1650 and High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1654. It is said that Oliver Cromwell was a guest at Eglingham in 1650.

The Hall was rebuilt in grander style for Robert Ogle in 1728, to a design including a seven bay facade possibly by architect William Wakefield.

Later improvements and alterations took place in 1780 and 1890 and an east wing was added in 1903.

The Ogles remained on possession for some 400 years. The Hall was sold to the Bewicke family early in the 20th century and their descendants remain resident.

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Coordinates: 55°28′10″N 1°50′11″W / 55.4695°N 1.8365°W / 55.4695; -1.8365