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.
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
Year Published: 1914
Reference: pg. 745
Publisher: London: Spottiswoode & Co.
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Country Life (magazine)
Year Published: NA
Reference: Dec 19/20, 2002, pg. 75
Publisher: London: TI Media
Book Type: Magazine
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat 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.