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Lilford Hall

Grade I listed country house with park land in Northamptonshire. First built as a Tudor mansion in 1495, and later greatly extended as a Jacobean-style gentry house of the 1630’s.

Best known for being the family home of Robert Browne (1550-1633) the founder of the ‘Brownists’, a common designation for early separatists from the Church of England before 1620. Also home to the Powys family (Baron Lilford) from 1711 to 1949. Sir Thomas Powys was the Attorney General to King James II.¬†Alterations to house made in 1740 by the architect Henry Filcroft, including Georgian interior rooms that transformed the principal rooms into a sequence of Palladian spaces. Built of limestone ashlar with Colleyweston slate roof. Venetian style stone mullioned windows and Dutch style gables. Multiple chimney stacks linked by arches.

Pair of entrance lodges with gates, south west of main house. Built circa 1850. (Not listed).

Lilford Hall, Northamptonshire