Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds

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Exterior of Moreton Hall in 2005

Moreton Hall is a Grade II* listed building in Bury St Edmunds, a market town in the county of Suffolk, England. It was designed by the Scottish architect Robert Adam and built in 1773 as a country house for John Symonds (1729–1807), a clergyman and Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. The building was originally known as "St. Edmund's Hill". It was later called "The Mount" and from 1890 "Moreton Hall".[1]


Not to be confused with Moreton Hall School in Oswestry
Moreton Hall Preparatory School
Mount Rd

, ,
IP32 7BJ

TypePrep day and boarding school
MottoMagna est Veritas et Praevalet
("Great is truth and mighty above all things")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Local authoritySuffolk
Department for Education URN124877 Tables
HeadmasterChris Moxon
Age3 to 13
Enrolment96 (2012)

Since 1962, the building and surrounding 30 acres of parkland have been used by the Moreton Hall Preparatory School, an independent co-educational preparatory school founded by Lady Miriam Fitzalan-Howard (daughter of Lord Howard of Glossop) and her husband Commander Peregrine Hubbard. Hubbard and Geoffrey de Guingand served jointly as the school's first headmasters. The Moreton Hall School Trust acquired the freehold to the building and parklands in 2009.[2] It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic church but accepts all pupils regardless of denomination.


The school is divided into two sections: pre-prep and prep. The pre-prep takes pupils from aged 2 years and 8 months to 7 years. Prep consists of pupils in Years 3-8.[citation needed]


Boarding is offered to pupils aged 8 and above.[3][4]


  1. ^ British Listed Buildings. Moreton Hall School, Bury St. Edmund's (English Heritage Building ID: 466967)
  2. ^ "Land deal for Moreton Hall school". Bury Free Press. 22 October 2009.
  3. ^ Boarding Archived 2012-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Boarding brochure[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 52°14′47″N 0°44′16″E / 52.2464°N 0.7378°E / 52.2464; 0.7378