DiCamillo Companion

A La Ronde

  • House & Family History: A la Ronde is a unique 16-sided circular cottage orné built in the late 18th century to the designs of two sisters, Mary and Jane Parminter, for themselves. The interior includes a shell-encrusted room and a feather frieze. The House was purchased in 1991 by the National Trust with £250,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

  • Architect: Jane & Mary Parminter

    Date: 1798
    Designed: House for themselves

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  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat of: Parminter family, circa 1790 until 1991.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01395-265-514

    Email: alaronde@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No