An 1830s engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house, probably built for Thomas Carthew, on the site of the current house.
Built / Designed For: Thomas Carthew
House & Family History: The Benacre Hall Estate was purchased in the 18th century by The Right Rev. Sir Thomas Gooch, 2nd Bt., and Bishop of Norwich and Ely (died 1754). Gooches were here until 1999, when the last of the family line, Sir John Gooch, Bt., died. The Estate was sold by Sir John's heirs, after which the House was converted into flats.
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 Peeerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Thomas Carthew. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Thomas Gooch, 2nd Bt., 18th century; Sir John Gooch, Bt. 20th century; Gooch family here until 1999.
Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association
Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family
Ownership Details: Now apartments.
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No