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Seaham Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Ralph Milbanke

    House & Family History: Seaham is Anglo-Saxon for "hamlet by the sea." The House is famous as the home of Annabella Milbanke, Lord Byron's wife; the couple were married at Seaham in 1815 and Byron lived here for brief periods in 1814 and 1815. Seaham was a hospital before its transformation into a luxury hotel and spa.

  • Architect: Lewis Vulliamy

    Date: 1861
    Designed: Additions for Frances, Lady Londonderry

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 151, 1855.

  • Title: Walford's County Families of the United Kingdom, 1914
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 1914
    Reference: pg. 745
    Publisher: London: Spottiswoode & Co.
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Country Life (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Dec 19/20, 2002, pg. 75
    Publisher: London: Future plc
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Ralph Milbanke, late 18th century. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, 19th century. Frederick William Robert Stewart, 4th Marquess of Londonderry, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01915-161-400

    Fax: 01915-161-410

    Email: hotel@seaham-hall.com

    Website: http://www.seaham-hall.com

    Historic Houses Member: No