Ampton Hall

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Ampton Hall

Ampton Hall is a Grade II-listed Jacobean style manor house in Ampton, Suffolk, England.

Ampton Hall was the birthplace in 1805 of Robert Fitzroy, who became the second Governor of New Zealand.

It later belonged to the Paley Family. John Paley was High Sheriff of Suffolk for 1889-90 and George Arthur Paley High Sheriff in 1906-07.[1] The house was re-built in 1892 by Eustace Balfour & Turner of London after burning down in 1885.[2][3] It has gardens designed by Capability Brown and a lake.[4]

During the First World War the house was used as an auxiliary hospital.[5]

The property was acquired by Sir Pierce Lacy, Bt., a stockbroker, who was appointed High Sheriff of Suffolk for 1927-28.[6] When he died in 1956 the contents of the house were sold at auction.[7]

It is currently owned by the Turner family. Mr Joseph Turner lives at the hall in the stable blok.


  1. ^ "No. 27890". The London Gazette. 27 February 1906. p. 1434. 
  2. ^ "Ampton Hall". British Listed Buildings. 
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  5. ^ "War Service In Hospitals." Times [London, England] 10 Feb. 1919: 13. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 22 Mar. 2014.
  6. ^ "No. 33259". The London Gazette. 22 March 1927. p. 1877. 
  7. ^ "News in Brief." Times [London, England] 4 Sept. 1957: 12. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 22 Mar. 2014.

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Coordinates: 52°18′22″N 0°44′16″E / 52.3061°N 0.7379°E / 52.3061; 0.7379