DiCamillo Companion

North Runcton Hall

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier house on the site was incorporated into the Salvin-designed house.

    Built / Designed For: Daniel Gurney

    House & Family History: North Runcton Hall was built to the designs of Anthony Salvin in 1835 for Daniel Gurney (1791-1880). Salvin extended an existing house on the site, creating a large house of 43 rooms. A record of life at North Runcton is provided by the diaries kept by Laura Troubridge (1853-1929). In October 1867, Laura, her two sisters and three brothers lost both parents within a few weeks and went to live with Daniel Gurney, who was their grandfather. Laura's diaries and later memoirs were edited by her daughter, Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, under the title "Life Amongst the Troubridges," and describe their arrival at the House and life there until Laura left in 1880.

  • Architect: William Sawrey Gilpin

    Date: 19th century
    Designed: Grounds

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    Architect: Anthony Salvin

    Date: 1835
    Designed: House

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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: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Gurney family, 1816-1948.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No