Moreton Hall (Suffolk)
Moreton Hall is a Grade II* listed building in Bury St. Edmund's, a market town in the county of Suffolk, England. It was designed by the English architect Robert Adam and built in 1773 as a country house for John Symonds (1729–1807), a clergyman and Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. The building was originally known as "St. Edmund's Hill". It was later called "The Mount" and from 1890 "Moreton Hall".
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Bury St Edmunds
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Since 1962, the building and surrounding 30 acres of parkland have been used by the Moreton Hall Preparatory School, an independent co-educational preparatory school founded by Lady Miriam Fitzalan-Howard (daughter of Lord Howard of Glossop) and her husband Commander Peregrine Hubbard. Hubbard and Geoffrey de Guingand served jointly as the school's first headmasters. The Moreton Hall School Trust acquired the freehold to the building and parklands in 2009. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic church but accepts all pupils regardless of denomination.
The school is divided into two sections: pre-prep and prep. The pre-prep takes pupils from aged 2 years and 8 months to 7 years. Prep consists of pupils in Years 3-8.
Boarding is offered to pupils aged 8 and above. Older pupils usually choose to board as many go on to independent boarding schools. They are cared for by two resident matrons who are assisted by some teachers and gap year students. The Headmaster and his family reside nearby and are actively involved in the boarding programme.
- Interior and exterior images of Moreton Hall in 1890 – Bury St Edmunds Past and Present Society
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