KIRBY HALL

Northamptonshire

Grid Ref: SP 925 927
Date: 8 May 2013

Kirby Hall was begun by Sir Humphrey Stafford of Blatherwick in 1570 and completed by Sir Christopher Hatton, who was Lord Chancellor for Queen Elizabeth I. The formal gardens were first created in the 17th century and have been recreated by English Heritage. Anne of Denmark stayed at Kirby on 9 August 1605 while King James stayed at Rockingham Castle. King James stayed for three days in August 1616. The building fell into disrepair in the 19th century. The building and gardens are owned by the Earl of Winchilsea and are managed by English Heritage.

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Front Elevation   Gate
Frontage from Forecourt   Gate into Forecourt on the east side
Ruins   Loggia
Glimpse into ruins of the Loggia   Loggia from Inner Courtyard, north entrance beyond
Inside Great Hall   Inner Courtyard
Inside the Great Hall   View from Inner Courtyard of Great Hall
Bay window   West Lodgings
View through Bay Window to the South   Inside the West Lodgings
West Lodgings   West Range
West Lodgings   View of West Range from top of garden bank
Garden   West Range
View of garden from the north   West Range

 

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