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Cannon Hall

  • Built / Designed For: John Spencer

    House & Family History: The Spencer-Stanhope family sold the house to Barnsley Council in 1951. In 1957 the council opened the house as a museum.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Richard Woods and Thomas Peach landscaped the park in the 18th century.

  • Architect: John Carr

    Date: 1778
    Designed: Interior alterations, including stucco of Hall and Dining Room and addition of Hall columns.

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    Architect: John Carr

    Date: 1804
    Designed: Heightened side wings to two stories

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    Architect: Thomas Peach

    Date: 1760-65
    Designed: Landscaped park, together with Richard Woods.

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    Architect: John Carr

    Date: 1764-68
    Designed: Remodeled House for John Spencer, including adding single story side wings.

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    Architect: Richard Woods

    Date: 1760-65
    Designed: Landscaped park, together with Thomas Peach.

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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. V, 1822.

  • Title: Art Treasures of England: The Regional Collections
    Author: Waterfield, Giles; et al.
    Year Published: 1998
    Reference: pg. 50
    Publisher: London: Royal Academy of Arts
    ISBN: 0900946598
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Lost in Austen" (2008 - TV mini-series, as Meryton Assembly). "Bronte" (2009).
  • Past Seat / Home of: John Spencer, 17th century; Walter Spencer-Stanhope, 19th century; Spencer family here until 1951.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Museum

    Ownership Details: Owned by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01226-772-002

    Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk

    Website: https://www.cannon-hall.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No