An early 19th century engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
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.
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
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