DiCamillo Companion
England

Rochford Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was a manor here in the early 13th century, the remains of which were probably incorporated into the current 16th century house.

    House & Family History: During its heyday in the 1520s and 30s Rochford Hall was a large, turreted manor surrounded by a moat and noted for its fine Great Hall (the House has been greatly reduced in size and the moat is long gone). The most famous owner of Rochford was Anne Boleyn's father, Sir Thomas Boleyn (created 1st Viscount Rochford in 1525 and 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde 1529), who inherited the Estate from his mother, Margaret Butler, and later gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter, Mary, when she married William Stafford in 1534.

  • 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 I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, 1st Earl of Ormond, and 1st Viscount Rochford, 16th century. Sir William Stafford, 16th century. Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, 16th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Country Club / Golf Club

    Ownership Details: Since 1893 Rochford Hundred Golf Club.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01702-544-302

    Fax: 01702-541-343

    Email: tracey@rhgc.co.uk

    Website: http://www.rochfordhundredgolfclub.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No