DiCamillo Companion

Stoke Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: The Rev. John Simpson

    House & Family History: In 2009 Stoke Hall was purchased by Steve and Natalie Drury, who spent £1.5 million restoring the House. Stoke was featured on a 2011 episode of the BBC TV series "Restoration Home," and in a 2012 episode of "Restoration Home - One Year On."

    Collections: The Drawing Room has a chimneypiece by Grinling Gibbons.

  • Architect: James Paine Sr.

    Date: Circa 1757
    Designed: May have assisted James Booth in design of House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: James Booth

    Date: Circa 1757
    Designed: House for The Rev. John Simpson
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 144
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Steve and Natalie Drury; here since 2009.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Gerbert de Stoke, 13th century. Grey family, 14th century. Barlow family, 15th century. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: The Rev. John Simpson, 18th century. Henry Bridgeman, 5th Earl of Bradford, 19th century. Hunter family, circa 1850 until circa 1935. Emile Viner, mid-20th century. Hedley Abson, 1970s. Richard Jowitt, 1982-2007.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No