The house from a circa 1921 postcard
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.
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)
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