Linden Hall shown within Northumberland
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Linden Hall is a former mansion house at Longhorsley in Northumberland, England which is now operated as a hotel and country club. This includes an 18 hole golf course. The Hall has Grade II listed building status.
In about 1806 Charles William Bigge, a successful Newcastle banker, bought an estate of almost 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) at Longhorsley, which had been owned by the family of the Earl of Carlisle since the 12th century. In 1813 he built a mansion house on the estate for his own occupation.
He retained his friend, Sir Charles Monck, an amateur architect with a keen interest in the Greek Revival style, to design the new house with the assistance of the then newly qualified architect John Dobson. He named the new house after an adjacent stream.
Financial problems later caused his descendants to sell the estate and Hall, which were sold in 1861 to H M Ames for £72500.
- English Heritage: Images of England, photograph and architectural description of listed building
- Baglee,Christopher. Linden Hall a Concise History, 2006 ISBN 0-9507964-0-9