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England

Farnborough Hall

  • House & Family History: Farnborough's brown stone West Facade dates from circa 1684 and is of seven bays and two stories with a raised pedimented dormer range. The North Facade is of circa 1750 and has nine bays with projecting two-bay wings. Farnborough contains some of the finest interior plasterwork in Britain; the Entrance Hall contains busts of Roman emperors set in front of oval recesses, with plasterwork of circa 1695 and the mid-18th century. The Drawing Room (formerly the Dining Room) contains mid-18th century stucco panels that originally contained framed paintings by Pannini and Canaletto.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: A superb landscaped garden of the 1740s remains largely unchanged, containing a broad terrace ornamented with temples, an oval pavilion, and an obelisk. There is also a deer larder and early 19th century Stables designed by Henry Hakewell.

  • Architect: Henry Hakewill

    Date: 1813-16
    Designed: Stables

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  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
    Author: Reid, Peter
    Year Published: 1980
    Reference: pgs. 144-145
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110319
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade I

  • "Clarissa" (1991 -BBC TV mini series).
  • Past Seat of: Holbech family, for 300 years.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01295-690-002

    Email: farnboroughhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No