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Gillingham Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Francis Bacon

    House & Family History: Gillingham is a Jacobean E-plan house with significant Georgian additions.

    Collections: William Hogarth's famous "Francis Matthew Schutz Vomiting from His Bed" was sold to the Norwich Castle Museum in 1989 for £250,000.

  • Chapel & Church: In the 19th century J.G. Kenyon built the Roman Catholic church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in the park.

  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. III, 1820.

  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

    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. 118
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Edward Haughey; here since 2014.

    Past Seat / Home of: Everard family, 17th century. Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bt. (of Redgrave), until 1624; Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bt. (of Gillingham), until 1666; Sir Edmund Bacon, 2nd Bt., 1666-83; Sir Richard Bacon, 3rd Bt., 1683-85; Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt. (of Mildenhall), until 1721; Sir Edmund Bacon, 5th Bt., 1721-38; Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Bt., 1738-50. Francis Matthew Schutz, 18th century. Admiral Henry Eden, 19th century. John George Kenyon, late 19th century; J.R. Kenyon, 20th century. John Todhunter, until 1980. Robin Bramley, late 20th century. Hassanain al-Nakeeb, 2000-05. Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, 2005-14.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No


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