Walton Hall, Warwickshire
Walton Hall is a 19th-century country mansion at Walton, near Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, once owned by Lord Field and the entertainer Danny La Rue, now in use as an hotel. It is a Grade II* listed building.
The Manor of Walton was owned by the Lestrange family from the 15th century. In 1541 Barbara Lestrange, heiress of Walton married Robert Mordaunt. Their son Lestrange Mordaunt was created 1st Baronet Mordaunt in 1611.
In 1858 Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Baronet retained architect Sir George Gilbert Scott to design a new mansion house in the Gothic Revival style. The house was completed in 1862 and became infamous through a divorce scandal involving Sir Charles and his wife Harriet several year later.
The house was restored by Lord Leslie Charles Field in the 1970s and used as a family home. it was then sold to entertainer Danny LaRue who converted it to be used as an hotel. The adjacent 1860s stable block (Grade II listed) is time-share accommodation.
In the Mid 20th century, the property was owned by the M.O.D. and used as a training camp for Army Cadets prior to being sold Lord Field, who restored the main building to be used as a family home.