DiCamillo Companion

Hales Hall

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

    Built / Designed For: Sir James Hobart, attorney general to Henry VII.

    House & Family History: All that survives today of the original house is a brick wing that features blue diapering and mullioned windows. In 2017 the estate sold for £2.4 million; in 2024 it was listed for sale for £3.9 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Though only a fragment of the house survives, the 180-feet-long Great Barn still stands. The largest brick Tudor barn in England, the building can be booked for events.

  • 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
    Reference: pg. 123
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Sir Roger de Hales, 13th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir James Hobart, 1478-1517; Hobart family here until 1630s-40s. Humberston family, 17th century. Dionysia, Lady Williamson, until circa 1684. John Hoskins, late 17th century. Terence Read, late 20th century. Peter Sheppard and Keith Day, 2014-17. Johnston family, 2017-24.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The Great Barn can be booked for events.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 07710-020-820

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://haleshall.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No