The house from a circa 1920 postcard
Built / Designed For: Jermyn family
House & Family History: The red brick Rushbrooke Hall was a large house (the garden facade was 11 bays) finished off by polygonal turrets. The interior was noted for its grand two-story 18th century Rococo style hall. The house had been abandoned for years before it burned in 1961.
Collections: "Catherine Killigrew, Lady Jermyn" by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger was sold from the family collection at Rushbrooke in 1919. The painting is today in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut (Catherine Killigrew married Sir Thomas Jermyn in 1559).
Comments: Positioned on a moated site, Rushbrooke was considered one of the most important 16th century houses in England.
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. IV, 1821.
Country Life: XIV, 542, 1903.
Title: This Other Eden: Paintings From the Yale Center for British Art
Author: Warner, Malcolm; Alexander, Julia Marciari
Year Published: 1998
Reference: pg. 24
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
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
Reference: pgs. 259-260
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Thomas Jermyn, 16th century. Sir Robert Davers, 2nd Bt., 1703-22; Sir Jermyn Davers, 4th Bt., until 1743; Sir Charles Davers, 6th Bt., until 1806. Robert Rushbrooke, 1806-45; Rushbrooke family here until 1919. John Poynder Dickson-Poynder, 1st Baron Islington, 1919-36. Rothschild family, mid-20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No