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Madingley Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir John Hynde

    House & Family History: The south range, the octagonal corner tower, and the main east range of Madingley Hall date from 1543-47. The north range and the gallery were built between 1591 and 1596. In 1861 Queen Victoria let the house for the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), when he attended Trinity College, Cambridge. The east half of Madingley was demolished in 1874 and partially rebuilt by architect Alfred Gotch between 1906 and 1910.

    Collections: The former ballroom at Herstmonceux Castle has a 17th century wooden fireplace overmantel that came from Madingley Hall.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens were landscaped by Capability Brown 1756-57; Colonel Harding revised Brown's landscaping 1913-14. The 1755 stables were replaced with neo-Georgian ranges of student housing in 1951.

  • Architect: Edward Brantwood Maufe

    Date: 1951
    Designed: Maufe, together with Crook, replaced Stables.

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    Architect: Unknown (designed by an unknown architect)

    Date: 1755
    Designed: Stables

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    Architect: John Alfred Gotch

    Date: 1906-10
    Designed: Partially rebuilt east half

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    Architect: R. D. Oliver

    Designed: Restored east range interior

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    Architect: A. Crook

    Date: 1951
    Designed: Crook, together with Maufe, replaced Stables.

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    Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Date: 1756-57
    Designed: Landscaping

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    Architect: Harding

    Date: 1913-14
    Designed: Revised Brown's landscaping

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  • 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: 2.S. Vol. I, 1824.

    Country Life: XXXII, 454, 1912.

  • 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 I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir John Hynde, 16th century. Sir Charles Cotton, 5th Bt., until 1812. Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), 1860s (as tenant). Colonel Harding, 1905-38.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Conference Center

    Ownership Details: Since 1938 owned by the University of Cambridge; used today as an conference center and event venue.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01223-746-222

    Email: enquiry@madingleyhall.co.uk

    Website: https://www.madingleyhall.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No