Honington Hall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Honington Hall
Honington Hall, Warwickshire, by Thomas Robins, c. 1748.

Honington Hall is a privately owned 17th century country house at Honington, near Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire. It has Grade I listed building status.[1]

The Manor of Honington was in the ownership of the Priory of Coventry until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. In 1540 it was granted by the Crown to Robert Gibbes. The estate was sold by the Gibbes family in about 1670 to Henry Parker who in 1696 succeeded to the Parker Baronetcy and an estate at Melford Hall, Suffolk.

The present house was built by Parker in 1682 but was sold by Parker's grandson in 1737 to Joseph Townsend who carried out considerable alterations and extensions in the mid 18th century. The Georgian style house has a number of fine features including round headed niches over the ground floor windows of the east front which contain busts of Roman Emperors.

The Townsends held the estate until 1905 when it passed by marriage to Sir Grey Skipwith Bt ( see Skipwith baronets). Later the estate became the seat of the Wiggin family.

The house is not generally open to the public but may be visited by prior group arrangement

References and sources[edit]

References
  1. ^ "Honington Hall and attached gateways, walls and temple". English Heritage list. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
Sources

Coordinates: 52°04′55″N 1°37′14″W / 52.0820°N 1.6206°W / 52.0820; -1.6206