The house from a circa 1920 postcard
Built / Designed For: Thomas Halifax
House & Family History: In the 1960s Cavendish Hall was purchased by Thomas S. Matthews, managing editor of "Time" magazine, as a wedding present for his wife, Pamela. T.S. Matthews wrote a number of books at Cavendish Hall, including his most famous work, 1974's "Great Tom: Notes Towards the Definition of T. S. Eliot." Mrs. Matthews lived here until her death in 2005, when she bequeathed Cavendish Hall to the Landmark Trust, together with £1 million to refurbish house so that it could be converted for use as holiday accommodation.
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
Reference: pg. 221
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Thomas Halifax, 19th century. Sir Digby Mackworth, 19th century. Thomas S. and Pamela Matthews, circa 1964-2005.
Current Ownership Type: The Landmark Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Holiday Rental