DiCamillo Companion

Rushbrooke Hall (Rushbrook Park)

  • Built / Designed For: Jermyn family

    House & Family History: Rushbrooke Hall was an important 16th century house that stood on a moated site. The Rococo stucco Hall dates from circa 1740, the same time that the windows were sashed. Lord Rothschild purchased the House and donated it to a charity; however, they returned it when they couldn't afford the maintenance. Rushbrooke was left empty for many years before it burned.

    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: 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
    ISBN: 0300074980
    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: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat of: Sir Thomas Jermyn, 16th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No