DiCamillo Companion

Stapleford Park (Stapleford Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: There was probably an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: The house was sold in 1985, together with 33 acres of the 3,000-acre estate, following the death of the 2nd Baron Gretton.

  • Architect: John Thomas Micklethwaite

    Date: 1894-98
    Designed: Alterations to House

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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. 16, 1855.

    Country Life: XXIII, 270, 1908. LVI, 288, 1924.

  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Thomas Sherard, 16th century; William and Abigail Sherard, 17th century; Bennet Sherard, late 17th century; Bennet Sherard, 1st Earl of Harborough, until 1732; Philip Sherard, 2nd Earl of Harborough, 1732-50; Bennet Sherard, 3rd Earl of Harborough, 1750-70; Robert Sherard, 4th Earl of Harborough, 1770-99; Philip Sherard, 5th Earl of Harborough, 1799-1807; Robert Sherard, 6th Earl of Harborough, 1807-59; Sherard family here from 1402 until 1859. James Hornsby, 1885-94. John Gretton, 1894-99; John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, 1899-1947; John Frederic Gretton, 2nd Baron Gretton, 1947-82; Gretton family here from 1894 until 1985. John Payton, late 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01572-787-000

    Fax: 01572-787-001

    Email: information@stapleford.co.uk

    Website: https://staplefordpark.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No