DiCamillo Companion
England

Foremark Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Francis Burdett

    House & Family History: Foremarke Hall was built in 1760 for Sir Francis Burdett by David Hiorns, whose London firm of architects is still flourishing. The House, built in the Palladian style, has an imposing portico, intriguing domes, and a beautiful South Façade. Sir Francis Burdett, 6th Bt., was the best known of the family; he fought many battles in Parliament for the rights of the underprivileged. His daughter was aged 23 when she inherited £18,000,000 and became Lady Angela Burdett Coutts. Foremarke Hall was used throughout World War II as an Officer Cadet Training Unit. The army moved out in 1946 and the school moved in during 1947, renting the House from the Church Commissioners. The school was able to purchase the freehold of Foremarke Hall in 1967, together with its 40 acres of land and three cottages. Starting in 1968, new buildings were erected and the school began to take day pupils and became co-educational.

  • Architect: David Hiorne (Hiorns)

    Date: 1759-61
    Designed: Alterations and additions to House for Sir Francis Burdett

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  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. V, pls. 31-35, 1771.

    John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 197, 1853.

    Country Life: LIV, 214 plan, 1923.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Francis Burdett, 18th century. Lady Angela Burdett-Coutts, 19th century

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Today Foremarke Hall Repton Preparatory School

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01283-703-269

    Fax: 01283-701-185

    Email: office@foremarke.org.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No