DiCamillo Companion
England

Riddlesworth Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There were two earlier houses on the site of the current house. The first was the Elizabethan seat of the Drurys, built for Sir Dru Drury, followed by the late 18th century house built to the designs of Thomas Leverton. This house burned in 1899 and was replaced by the current House in 1900, which was built around the core of the second house.

    Built / Designed For: Silvanus Bevan III

    House & Family History: Riddlesworth is noted today because it numbers, among its former students Diana, Princess of Wales, and her sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale.

  • Architect: Thomas Leverton

    Date: 1792
    Designed: 18th century house for Silvanus Bevan III

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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: Vol. III, 1820.

  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    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: EARLIER HOUSE: Drury family. Silvanus Bevan, III, 18th century. Sir Anthony John Compton-Thornhill, 2nd Bt., 19th century. CURRENT HOUSE: Champion family and their descendants, the Griffith-Williams and Noel families, 1893 until circa 1985.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Owned by the Noel family and leased to Riddlesworth Hall Prep School.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01953-681-246

    Email: hmsec@riddlesworth-hall.com

    Website: http://www.riddlesworthhall.com

    Historic Houses Member: No