DiCamillo Companion

Down Hall

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier house on the site was given to poet and diplomat Matthew Prior by Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson, 7th Bt.

  • Architect: Frederick Pepys Cockerell

    Date: 1871-73
    Designed: House for Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, 1818.

  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Jade" (2009 - TV reality series; Jade Goody's wedding). "The Great British Baking Show" [aka "The Great British Bake Off"] (2020-21 - TV series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, 18th century. Matthew Prior, 18th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson, 7th Bt., later 1st Baron Rookwood, late 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Since 1986 Down Hall Country House Hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01279-731-441

    Fax: 01279-730-416

    Email: [email protected]

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

    Historic Houses Member: No