DiCamillo Companion

Benacre Hall

  • 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.

  • Architect: Matthew Brettingham the Elder

    Date: 1763-64
    Designed: Remodeled House for Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Bt.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • 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
    ISBN: 0850110351
    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