Heveningham Hall

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Heveningham Hall is a Grade I listed building in Heveningham, Suffolk. The present house, dating from 1778–80 and incorporating work from an early 18th-century building, was designed by Sir Robert Taylor for Sir Gerald Vanneck, 2nd Baron Huntingfield. The interiors of circa 1781-4 were designed by James Wyatt. The dining room was restored after a fire in 1949 and the east wing, containing the library and drawing room, was gutted by fire in June 1984.[1]

The hall and grounds were bought in 1994 by Foxtons-founder Jon Hunt and his wife for use as a family home.[2] The Hunts have carried out extensive work to restore the building and return the grounds to the original Capability Brown designs.[3]

The hall is also the location for the annual Heveningham Hall Country Fair, which raises money for local charity causes through the Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Images of England 286089: Heveningham Hall", English Heritage, 25 October 1951. Retrieved 2012-11-7.
  2. ^ "Inside story of Heveningham Country Fair". East Anglian Daily Times. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Suffolk's beautiful Blyth Valley". Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Inside story of Heveningham Country Fair". East Anglian Daily Times. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 

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Coordinates: 52°18′31″N 1°26′50″E / 52.30859°N 1.44715°E / 52.30859; 1.44715