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Beeston Hall, Beeston St. Laurence

  • Built / Designed For: Jacob Preston

    House & Family History: The Preston family has owned the House since the early 17th century. House was probably designed by William Wilkins the elder.

    Comments: House is thought to be the earliest example of Gothic Revival in England.

  • Architect: William Wilkins Sr.

    Designed: House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Nathaniel Richmond

    Date: 1774-78
    Designed: Park for Jacob Preston

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  • 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. II, p. 115, 1855.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. III, 1820.

    Country Life: CLXXIII, 270, 1983.

  • Title: Burke's & 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
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: Hobart family, 17th century. Thomasine Preston, 17th century; Jacob Preston, 18th century; Preston family here from the early 17th century until the 1990s.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Today Beeston Hall School

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01263-837-324

    Fax: 01263-837-324

    Email: office@beestonhall.co.uk

    Website: http://www.beestonhall.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No