DiCamillo Companion

Broke Hall

  • House & Family History: James Wyatt rebuilt Broke Hall for Philip Broke 1791-92. Broke's oldest son and namesake was Captain Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, later rear-admiral of the blue. During the War of 1812 Capt. Brooke, captaining HMS "Shannon," captured the United States frigate "Chesapeake" (in 1813); this was a major victory and was celebrated throughout Britain; Capt. Brooke was made a baronet as a result of his victory. The 2nd and 3rd baronets were also admirals.

  • Architect: Humphry Repton

    Date: 1794
    Designed: Landscaping

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    Architect: Richard Norris

    Date: 1773-75
    Designed: Remodeled House for Philip Broke

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    Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1791-92
    Designed: Rebuilt House for Philip Broke

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  • 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. IV, 1821.

  • 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: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Captain Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, early 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Today Broke Hall Community Primary School

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01473-729-544

    Email: admin@brokehall.suffolk.sch.uk

    Website: http://www.brokehall.suffolk.sch.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No