Madingley Hall

Madingley Hall, Cambs

Sunny breakfast with DH on the terrace at Madingley Hall, looking out over the meadow and Capability Brown’s serpentine lake on the 10th. We puzzled over the architectural history of the house. I checked with Pevsner back home. The main part of the Hall dates from the 16th Century, between about 1540 and 1590 with additions and alterations throughout the period. A north wing was part of the earlier structure, but was restored in 1905 by J. A. Gotch, ‘an authority on Elizabethan houses’, which is why it has that distinctly Edwardian feel. The gateway to the stable court was from the Old Schools in Cambridge, begun in 1470 and demolished for the rebuilding of the Library in 1754.

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