Kirby Hall - Northamptonshire

Kirby Hall

NN17 3EN

About Kirby Hall
Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses. Begun by Sir Humphrey Stafford in about 1570, it was purchased six years later by Sir Christopher Hatton, one of Queen Elizabeth’s ‘comely young men’ and later her Lord Chancellor, who hoped in vain to receive the Queen here during one of her annual ‘progresses’ around the country.

Sir Christopher Hatton the Fourth added the great gardens (described as ‘ye finest garden in England’) in the late 17th century. They are now partly restored and laid out in an elaborate ‘cutwork’ design.

The gardens and grounds were both used during the filming of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (1999) and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005).

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Kirby Hall

On an unclassified road off A43, 4 miles NE of Corby

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