Sudbury Hall

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Sudbury Hall is a country house in Sudbury, Derbyshire, England.

Sudbury Hall is one the country's finest Restoration mansions and has Grade I listed building status.

The Vernon family came to Sudbury as a result of the 16th century marriage of Sir John Vernon to Ellen Montgomery the Sudbury heiress. The house was built in the 1660s by George Vernon, grandfather of George Venables-Vernon the 1st Baron Vernon and is notable for its fine Long Gallery, gardens and portraits of Charles II's mistresses. Inside there are a mixture of architectural styles with beautiful carvings, painting and plasterwork. The carvings above the entrance to the hall were sculpted by William Wilson. There are formal gardens with a tree-fringed lake.

The house was also used as the internal Pemberley scenes in the BBC dramatisation (1995) of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

The property was leased for three years from 1840 by Queen Adelaide, the widow of William IV of the United Kingdom. It is now owned and maintained by the National Trust.[1] to whom it was gifted by the Vernon family in 1967.

The National Trust Museum of Childhood is housed in the 19th-century servants wing of Sudbury Hall. It should not be confused with the V&A Museum of Childhood, which is in London.

See also


GEORGE VERNON 1636–1702 ‘Who built this House’ SUDBURY HALL DERBYSHIRE Published July 2010 ISBN 978-0-9565240-0-3 by Cherry Ann Knott Tun House Publishing

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