House & Family History: Vaughan Smith, who is seated at Ellingham Hall, is a former British Army officer, journalist, and one of the founders of the Frontline Club. Based in London, the club is a charity whose purpose to promote and preserve independent journalism. Between December 2010 and December 2011 Ellingham Hall was the temporary home of Julian Assange. Vaughan Smith offered the house as a refuge for the WikiLeaks founder while he was out on bail.
Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits within a 600-acre estate.
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
Reference: pg. 109
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Not Listed
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Vaughan Smith
Past Seat / Home of: Michael Hicks Beach, 18th century. The Rev. William Johnson, 1799-1817. Henry Smith, 19th century; Col. John Smith, 19th century; Col. H.B.L. Smith, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No