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Wallington Hall

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Wallington is a country house and gardens located about 12 miles (19 km) west of Morpeth, Northumberland, England, near the village of Cambo. It has been owned by the National Trust since 1942, after it was donated complete with the estate and farms by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, the first donation of its kind. It is a Grade I listed building.

Contents

  • History 1
  • References 2
  • External links 3
  • Further reading 4

History

The estate was owned by the George Otto Trevelyan in 1928.

After Pauline Jermyn married the naturalist Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, they began hosting literary and scientific figures at the Hall.[1] As a cultural centre, Wallington visitors included the members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Set in 100 acres (40 ha) of rolling parkland, the estate includes a wooded dene (valley), ornamental lakes, lawns, and a recently refurbished walled garden.

Alongside the beautifully furnished interior, attractions inside the house include the desk where Thomas Babington Macaulay, brother-in-law of the notorious Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, wrote his History of England, a large collection of antique dollshouses and eight murals in the central hall depicting the history of Northumberland, painted by William Bell Scott.

The National Trust also own the estate of which the house is a part; the produce from these farms, as well as others in the region, was sold in a farm shop on site. The farm shop shut in 2012.

References

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External links

  • Wallington information at The National Trust
  • Wallington Hall Garden - design and history
  • The Blacketts of North East England
  • English Heritage: Images of England, Detailed Architectural Description

Further reading

  • Kirtley, Allan, Longbottom, Patricia, Blackett, Martin. A History of the Blacketts. (2013) The Blacketts.  

Moran, Mollie. Minding the Manor: the Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid. 2014, Lyons Press. First published in the UK in 2013 as Aprons and Silver Spoons by Penguin Books.

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