Weston Hall

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Weston Hall
Weston Hall - geograph.org.uk - 650464.jpg
General information
Architectural styleTudor
CountryEngland
Completedlate 17th century
ClientGeorge Sitwell
Website
westonhall.org

Weston Hall is a 17th-century manor house in Weston, Northamptonshire. The house has been owned by the Sitwell family's ancestors since 1714.[1] It is a Grade II* listed building.

History[edit]

The manor house dates to the 17th century, and is believed to have been built by William Hiccocke, c. 1680-90. It was enlarged in the 1770s; in the early 19th century it was remodelled in the Tudor style.[2]

The house is situated in the village of Weston in the south of the county. It was the home of Sir Sacheverell Sitwell and his Canadian wife, Georgia Doble, from 1927 until his death in 1988. It was here that he wrote many of his 130 books on travel, art, music and poetry.

The house was given to Sitwell's ancestor Susanna Jennens in 1714 as a St. Valentine's Day present from her uncle Sir John Blencowe, who lived at nearby Marston St Lawrence, after the death of her husband. The property was then inherited through the female line until Sacheverell's father, the eccentric Sir George Sitwell, took a lease on the house from an aunt.[1] The library still contained a recipe book written by Susanna Jennens' mother Anne Blencowe, which was published in 1925.[3]

It was the home of Francis Sitwell, second son of Sacheverell Sitwell.[4][5]

The house is now shared by George Sitwell, 8th baronet,[6] and his brother William,[7] a food writer who runs a supper club at the house.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weston Hall: 1715-1923". WestonHall.org. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1040401)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ Sitwell, William (18 June 2013). A History of Food in 100 Recipes. Little, Brown. pp. 135–. ISBN 978-0-316-25570-7.
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/jan/22/guardianobituaries.booksobituaries
  5. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/francis-sitwell-37980.html
  6. ^ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/putting-the-posh-into-portugal-06vfvl3bv9k
  7. ^ https://www.williamsitwell.com/food

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Coordinates: 52°07′03″N 1°08′16″W / 52.1175°N 1.1377°W / 52.1175; -1.1377