Ketteringham Hall and Park :: Shared Description

Ketteringham Hall > Link is surrounded by an estate of 36 acres comprising gardens > Link and lawns, a lake > Link as well as wood and open park > Link - Link and grassland > Link and a 19th century restored icehouse > Link.

The formal gardens include a late 17th century terrace and steps in front of the hall, a mid 19th century wrought iron rose pergola believed to have been designed by Thomas Jeckyll in about 1846,and several 19th century garden urns.

The estate is documented to have existed during the time of Edward the Confessor (1004-1066). The hall was built by Sir Henry Grey in the late 15th century. After a fire in the early 1800s the hall was rebuilt to its present form and in 1836 it was acquired by Sir John Peter Boileau whose family lived here until 1948.

During the Second World War the hall became home to the 2nd Air Division of the USA's 8th Air Force > Link. The chapel > Link was used as the operations room and in more recent years housed the testing rig for Lotus racing car engines. Two years after being sold to the Duke of Westminster in 1948, the hall was used as a preparatory school and sold to Badingham College in 1965.

More recently the hall was home to Group Lotus after their founder, Colin Chapman, bought the estate in 1970, and until 1994 the hall itself was used for the development of the Formula 1 cars. The Lotus factory is situated in nearby Hethel > Link. The hall is still owned by the Chapman family but has been redeveloped into business units and is presently occupied by several companies. A large window containing 16th and 17 century stained glass graces the main staircase > Link. It was installed in 1844 by Sir John Boileau. For more information about the stained glass panels in the main staircase window go to Link.

To read the article about Ketteringham Hall - 2nd Air Division HQ go to: Link
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TG1602 : Overgrown blast shelter on Site 6 by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Rare Dutch glass at Ketteringham Hall by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Carved stone head by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Animal sculpture in Ketteringham Park by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Enlisted men's Mess hall on Site 6 by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : High-level Braithwaite water tank and pump house by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Carthusian stained glass by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : 16th and 17th century glass at Ketteringham Hall by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Cricket ground at Ketteringham Hall by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Old concreted road by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Summer house in Ketteringham Park by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Access road to the Cricket ground by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Cricket pavilion by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Rare Dutch glass at Ketteringham Hall by Evelyn Simak
TG1502 : The western edge of Site 4 by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Disused avenue leading to Ketteringham Hall by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : WW2 pump house (interior) by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Young trees by Icehouse Pit by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Animal sculpture in Ketteringham Park by Evelyn Simak
TG1502 : View across Site 4 by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Winter aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Enlisted men's Mess hall on Site 6 by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Ketteringham Hall (garden detail) by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : Icehouse on the edge of Icehouse Pit by Evelyn Simak
TG1602 : The driveway to Ketteringham Hall by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Thu, 25 Feb 2016, Updated: Sat, 3 Sep 2016

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