Earlier Houses: There was probably an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.
Collections: A circa 1755/1762 painting by Arthur Devis entitled "Members of the Maynard Family in the Park at Waltons" shows some of the Maynard family in front of their house. The painting, which depicts Sir William Maynard's (the 4th Baronet) wife, Charlotte, their two children, and Sir William's widowed mother, is today in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington (see "Images" section).
Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
Year Published: 1981
Reference: pg. 78
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Vestey family; here since 1956.
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Richard de Wawton (Walton), 13th century; William de Wawton, 14th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Robert Tyrell, 17th century. Sir William Maynard, 1st Bt., until 1685; Sir William Maynard, 2nd Bt., 1685-1715; Sir Henry Maynard, 3rd Bt., 1715-38; Sir William Maynard, 4th Bt., 1738-72; Sir Charles Maynard, 5th Bt. and 2nd Viscount Maynard, 1772-1824; Henry Maynard, 3rd Viscount Maynard, 1824-65. Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville, Countess of Warwick, 1865-96. E.T. Hooley, 1896-98. Francis Fisher, 1898-1916. Major Henry T. Luddington, 1916-21; Luddington family here until 1954. Edmund Hoyle Vestey, 1956-2007.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No