Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.
Built / Designed For: Dr. Robert Huicke
House & Family History: Nunnington originally belonged to the crown. Elizabeth I leased the estate to her personal physician, Robert Huicke, who built the current house.
Collections: Nunnington houses the Carlisle Collection of Miniature Rooms, one of the top three such collections in the world.
Country Life: LXIII, 148 plan, 1928. CLXXI, 1678 [Carlisle collection of miniature rooms], 1982.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Dr. Robert Huicke (Hewicke), until 1580. Thomas Norcliffe, 17th century. Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, 17th century. William Rutson, 19th century. Fife family, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction