DiCamillo Companion

Coldham Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Robert Rookwood

    House & Family History: Ambrose Rookwood, son of the builder of Coldham, was involved in the Gunpowder Plot; he was executed for his involvement in 1605. There are two chapels and several priest holes at Coldham (the Rookwoods were noted Roman Catholics).

  • Chapel & Church: The 1770s Roman Catholic Chapel is in the Strawberry Hill Gothick style.

  • 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 I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Matthew Vaughn and Claudia Schiffer

    Past Seat / Home of: Robert Rookwood, 16th century; Rookwood family here until until 1869. Richard Holt-Lomax, late 19th century. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Trafford-Rawson, 1893 until circa 1917. Colonel Everard Hambro, 1918-52. Richard Duce, 1952-79. David Hart, late 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No