DiCamillo Companion
England

Preston Hall

  • House & Family History: Preston is a late 16th century (circa 1575) half-timbered house built on an irregular H-plan. It features star-topped chimneys and is surrounded by a dry moat. The House has been traditionally associated with the antiquarian Robert Reyce, a Suffolk clergyman who wrote, circa 1618, a breviary which is, in effect, a description of Suffolk. Reyce did not intend the breviary for publication, but for private circulation among his gentry friends. In fact, it was not printed or published until 1902, when Lord Francis Hervey edited Reyce's breviary and thrust it into the public eye, approximately 284 years after it was written. The original manuscript is today in the collection of The British Museum.

  • 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
    Reference: pg. 256
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

    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: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Robert Reyce, 17th century. Gray family, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No