Kirby Hall

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Kirby Hall in 2007.
Kirby Hall in 1829

Kirby Hall is an Elizabethan country house, located near Gretton, Northamptonshire, England. (Nearest town being Corby). Kirby was owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Construction on the building began in 1570 based on the designs in French architectural pattern books and expanded in the classical style over the course of the decades. The house is now in a semi-ruined state with many parts roof-less although the Great Hall and state rooms remain intact. The gardens with their elaborate ‘cutwork’ design complete with statues and urns have been recently restored.

The building and gardens are owned by The Earl of Winchilsea, and managed by English Heritage.

Kirby Hall has been used as a filming location for Jane Austen's Mansfield Park[1][2] and A Christmas Carol for Ealing Studios in 1999, and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story in 2005. In 2014 it was the venue for an edition of BBC One's Antiques Roadshow.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mansfield Park". The Castles and Manor Houses of Cinema's Greatest Period Films. Architectural Digest. January 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mansfield Park". The Castles and Manor Houses of Cinema's Greatest Period Films. Architectural Digest. January 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

The builder, Christopher Hatton by Nicholas Hilliard, 1588-1591

Media related to Kirby Hall at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°31′27″N 0°38′14″W / 52.52417°N 0.63722°W / 52.52417; -0.63722