Thrumpton Hall

For the 2007 book, see Thrumpton Hall (book).
Thrumpton Hall
General information
Address Thrumpton Hall, Church Lane, Thrumpton, NG11 0AX
Coordinates 52°52′30″N 1°14′45″W / 52.875065°N 1.245784°W / 52.875065; -1.245784
Completed 1617
Client Gervase Pigot
Owner Miranda Seymour
Designations Grade I listed building

Thrumpton Hall is an English country house in the village of Thrumpton near Nottingham. It currently operates as a wedding and event venue.[1]


This historic house incorporates a substantial part of an older house which was occupied by the Roman Catholic Powdrell family who were evicted following the Babington Plot.[2]

The main part of the Hall dates from the early part of the seventeenth century[3] and was built by the Pigot family in rose-coloured brick.[4] it was largely complete by 1617.[5]

In the 1660s it was altered and improved by his son Gervase Pigot. There were late eighteenth century alterations made for John Wescomb Emerton, further changes c.1830 for John Emerton Wescomb. Later, it passed into the hands of the Byron family for a hundred years; Byron's daughter, Ada, visited her relations at the Hall from her mother's home at Kirkby Mallory, and during visits to Newstead Abbey, which had passed out of Byron ownership.

Engraving of Thrumpton Hall by Wenceslas Hollar
Gatehouse of Thrumpton Hall



It contains a magnificent library, medieval kitchen, glorious double cube reception room, baronial hall, and a priest hole. It also hosts a rich collection of portraits, furniture and needlework, as well as various relics of the poet Lord Byron, whose descendants lived at Thrumpton.

Thrumpton Hall is renowned for a superb cantilever Jacobean staircase, carved in wood from the estate. This was added to the earlier house by the Pigot family, and shows their coat of arms and that of the former Powdrell owners. The staircase was supervised by John Webb, a pupil of Inigo Jones.


  1. "Weddings at Thrumpton Hall". Thrumpton Hall. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. Country Life 21 May 1959.
  3. Paterson's Roads. Daniel Paterson. 1822
  4. English country houses open to the public, Christopher Hussey. 1957
  5. English Heritage listing information

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