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Sudbury Hall 2/6

Sudbury Hall is a National Trust property near Uttoxeter just off the A50 between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.  It is well worth a visit as it also houses the Museum of Childhood, an interesting collection of toys, games and activities from over the centuries.

 

This side of the house faces on to the gardens and lake.

 

Sudbury Hall is one the country's finest Restoration mansions and has Grade I listed building status.

 

The Vernon family came to Sudbury as a result of the 16th century marriage of Sir John Vernon to Ellen Montgomery the Sudbury heiress. The house was built in the 1660s by George Vernon, grandfather of George Venables-Vernon the 1st Baron Vernon and is notable for its fine Long Gallery, gardens and portraits of Charles II's mistresses. Inside there are a mixture of architectural styles with beautiful carvings, painting and plasterwork. William Wilson sculpted the carvings above the entrance to the hall. There are formal gardens with a tree-fringed lake.

 

The house was also used as the internal Pemberley scenes in the BBC dramatisation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

 

Queen Adelaide, the widow of William IV of the United Kingdom, leased the property for three years from 1840. It is now owned and maintained by the National Trust to whom it was gifted by the Vernon family in 1967.

Sudbury Hall 2/6

Sudbury Hall is a National Trust property near Uttoxeter just off the A50 between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.  It is well worth a visit as it also houses the Museum of Childhood, an interesting collection of toys, games and activities from over the centuries.

 

This side of the house faces on to the gardens and lake.

 

Sudbury Hall is one the country's finest Restoration mansions and has Grade I listed building status.

 

The Vernon family came to Sudbury as a result of the 16th century marriage of Sir John Vernon to Ellen Montgomery the Sudbury heiress. The house was built in the 1660s by George Vernon, grandfather of George Venables-Vernon the 1st Baron Vernon and is notable for its fine Long Gallery, gardens and portraits of Charles II's mistresses. Inside there are a mixture of architectural styles with beautiful carvings, painting and plasterwork. William Wilson sculpted the carvings above the entrance to the hall. There are formal gardens with a tree-fringed lake.

 

The house was also used as the internal Pemberley scenes in the BBC dramatisation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

 

Queen Adelaide, the widow of William IV of the United Kingdom, leased the property for three years from 1840. It is now owned and maintained by the National Trust to whom it was gifted by the Vernon family in 1967.

comments (15)

The brickwork on this building is quite outstanding, well worth it's grade 1 listing indeed.
Brian Walbey: It is very attractive Les, thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Dec 2010, 07:12
Who says brick can't look grand Brian!
Brian Walbey: You are so right Chris.
I have this pencilled in for a visit next year as I have heard the museum is well worth a visit
Brian Walbey: The museum is very good Bill. We are only about 35 minutes from here, if you do go we could perhaps drive over and meet you for a bite of lunch after you have had a look round, they have a very good restaurant.
This looks like a very grand place. Great shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Sheila, in two weeks time I show some of the inside.
  • Ray
  • Beijing
  • 14 Dec 2010, 09:24
Really like the brass weather ball, Brian...you will know it is cold when it falls off.
Brian Walbey: Well it would certainly be falling off today Ray, it's bloody awful outside.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 14 Dec 2010, 09:27
I like the POV for this photo
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
Very fine, it does have a northern feel. Nice shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
A well built and attractive looking place Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine building Ron.
To think I was stationed near Uttoxeter in the early 70s and never thought to visit this fine place.
Brian Walbey: I'm not sure if it might have been open at that time Chad.
Brian this fine shot does justice to the interesting architecture and brickwork
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Martin.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Dec 2010, 18:00
Good strong shot of this magnificent building Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2010, 19:02
A very attractive building, Brian. The diamond pattern adds further interest to the rich tones of the brickwork.
Brian Walbey: I thought the brickwork is very strong in design Alan.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2010, 19:17
an impressive, noble building - yes, the Pemperly scenes of Jane Austen's novel could have taken place here - I should watch the film again! (I thought Darcy's property were influenced by Chatsworth House.)
Brian Walbey: It does have a magnificent feel to it Philine.
Excellent shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
lovely building again and well captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks derek.

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