John Constable's 1816 painting of the fishing pavilion behind the house. Entitled "The Quarters Behind Alresford Hall," the painting is today in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Garden & Outbuildings: Alresford Hall is most famous because of an 1816 painting by John Constable entitled “The Quarters Behind Alresford Hall.” Today in the collection of National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia), the painting shows what a Constable called “a little fishing house” that was built in the 1770s on the Sixpenny Brook behind the House. Two hundred years later the Grade II*-listed chinoiserie style building, today called The Quarters, still stands as a waterside hut (see "Images" section).
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 205, 1854.
Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
Year Published: 1981
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Captain Matthew Martin, 18th century. Hawkins family.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No