Built / Designed For: William, 1st Lord Alington.
House & Family History: Three sets of Pratt's gates and gate-posts were moved to Trinity and St John's Colleges, Cambridge and Cheveley Rectory, where they remain today. These gates were carved by Edward Pierce, one of Wren's students.
Comments: Horseheath Hall was considered one of the most significant houses in East Anglia. All five of Pratt's houses have since been rebuilt or destroyed, despite his reputation as one of the most important domestic architects of the 17th century.
Garden & Outbuildings: William Kent designed the interior of the House and the garden buildings. Three sets of Pratt's gates and gate-posts were moved to Trinity and St John's Colleges, Cambridge, and Cheveley Rectory, where they remain today. These gates were carved by Edward Pierce, one of Wren's students.
Vitruvius Britannicus: Vol. III, pls. 91, 92, 1725.
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
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Destroyed
Past Seat / Home of: William Alington, 1st Baron Alington of Killard, 17th century.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No