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England

Horseheath Hall

  • Built / Designed For: William, 1st Lord Alington.

    House & Family History: Three sets of Pratt's gates and gate-posts were moved to Trinity and St John's Colleges, Cambridge and Cheveley Rectory, where they remain today. These gates were carved by Edward Pierce, one of Wren's students.

    Comments: Horseheath Hall was considered one of the most significant houses in East Anglia. All five of Pratt's houses have since been rebuilt or destroyed, despite his reputation as one of the most important domestic architects of the 17th century.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: William Kent designed the interior of the House and the garden buildings. Three sets of Pratt's gates and gate-posts were moved to Trinity and St John's Colleges, Cambridge, and Cheveley Rectory, where they remain today. These gates were carved by Edward Pierce, one of Wren's students.

  • Architect: Roger Pratt

    Date: 1663-65
    Designed: House

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    Architect: William Kent

    Designed: Interiors of House and garden buildings

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    Architect: Edward Pearce (Pierce)

    Date: 1665
    Designed: Wrought-iron gates with carved gate-posts

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  • Vitruvius Britannicus: Vol. III, pls. 91, 92, 1725.

  • Title: Burke's and 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: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Alington, 1st Baron Alington of Killard, 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No