DiCamillo Companion
England

Walton Hall

  • Earlier Houses: The current house sits on the site of the moated Medieval hall of the Waterton family.

    House & Family History: Built on on the site of a former moated Medieval hall, Walton Hall is a Palladian style house built in 1767 on an island within a 26-acre lake. It was the ancestral home of the naturalist and traveler Charles Waterton, who made Walton into the world's first wildfowl and nature reserve. In the 1940s, and again in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Walton was a maternity home. It is today part of the Waterton Park Hotel.

  • 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. I, p. 154, 1854.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Charles Waterton, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Waterton Park Hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01924-257-911

    Email: info@watertonparkhotel.co.uk

    Website: https://www.watertonparkhotel.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No