DiCamillo Companion

Gunthorpe Hall

  • House & Family History: Sir John Soane remodeled Gunthorpe for The Rev. Charles Collyer in 1790 (Soane's plans for the House survive today in the Soane Museum). The only Soane room to survive unaltered from Butterfield's 19th century rebuilding of Gunthorpe is an apsed-ended room on the first floor. Gunthorpe was purchased by Sun Alliance Insurance Company from the Sparkes family in 1976.

  • Architect: William Butterfield

    Date: 1831
    Designed: Alterations

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    Architect: John Soane

    Date: 1790
    Designed: Remodeled House for Reverend Charles Collyer

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  • 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 II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story" (2005).
  • Past Seat / Home of: The Rev. Charles Collyer, 18th century. Sparkes family, until 1976.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Offices

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No


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