Heveningham Hall

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Heveningham Hall in 1967

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 Baronet. 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] Since the 1990s the Hunts have carried out extensive work to restore the building and return the grounds to the original Capability Brown designs, working with the noted English landscape architect Kim Wilkie[3][4]

The hall hosts an annual motorsport and classic car event, the Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance.[5] 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.[6]

Although a private residence, the hall is connected to the Wilderness Reserve project.


  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. ^ Grice, Liz (3 May 2012). "Kim Wilkie is Led By the Land". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 26 July 2012. At Heveningham Hall in Suffolk, he persuaded English Heritage to let him create a majestic sweep of grass terracing along the lines of a scheme that Capability Brown designed 200 years ago but died before he could implement.
  5. ^ "Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2017: picture special | Autocar". www.autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  6. ^ "Inside story of Heveningham Country Fair". East Anglian Daily Times. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2011.

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