ⓘ Westhorpe Hall

                                     

ⓘ Westhorpe Hall

Westhorpe Hall was a manor house in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.

Westhorpe hall was the residence of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk and Princess Mary Tudor-daughter of king Henry VII and sister of king Henry VIII, the marriage of love and marriage to Mary the second and third marriage for Charles. Previously, he was married to a wealthy widow, Margaret Neville, and then Ann brown, mother of Carlos the two eldest daughters, Anne Brandon and Mary Brandon. There they raised their children, Frances, mother of Lady Jane grey, Eleanor and Henry Brandon, 1st Earl of Lincoln. Princess Mary Tudor died at Westhorpe hall, where her body was embalmed and held for three weeks.

When the house was demolished in the late 1760-ies, the site was visited by the antiquary Thomas Martin of Palgrave:

"I went to see the dismal ruins of Westhorpe hall, formerly the residence of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Workers are now pulling it down as fast as may be, in a very careless and inconsiderate. The coping bricks, battlements and many other decorative items made of earth, and burned hard, as fresh as the first reason. They could, with care, was demolished whole, but its fine chimnies and ornaments were lowered on ropes, and crushed to pieces in a most shameful manner. There was a monstrous figure of Hercules sitting cross legged with his club and a lion beside him, but all shattered in pieces. Painted glass is likely to have suffered the same fate. The timber is fresh and sound, and the building, which was very high, were as when it was first built. Sorry, that does not take care to preserve some of our ancient fabrics".

Part of the office home stands, now a nursing home overlooking the village green. It was in the late 16th and early 17th-century timber-framed and plastered range, red brick, the main block is at the beginning of the 18th century, rebuilt in the late 18th century, after the demolition of the estate. All the surviving structures have been altered in the 20th century.

                                     
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  • and 1 mile 1.6 km from the villages of Wyverstone and Finningham. Westhorpe Hall was a former seat of the Dukes of Suffolk, and was where Mary Tudor
  • allowed to be. Mary spent most of her time at the Duke s country seat of Westhorpe Hall in Suffolk. In the late 1520s, relations between King Henry VIII and
  • includes the villages of Gosberton Clough and Risegate, and the hamlets of Westhorpe and Gosberton Cheal. The population of Gosberton, which was approximately
  • Earl of Lincoln, Lady Frances Brandon, and Lady Eleanor Brandon at Westhorpe Hall In 1533, following the death of Mary Tudor on 25 June, Mary and her
  • contradict her. Two gentlemen escorted Anne from the Netherlands to Westhorpe Hall where she and her younger sister, Mary, made their home with their
  • 1496  25 June 1533 After their marriage, Charles and Mary resided at Westhorpe Hall where they raised all their children. They had two sons who died young
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  • the east of Siltside where it turns into Windmill Lane which runs to Westhorpe further north. To the west of the war memorial is a Grade II two - storey
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