- Brocket Hall
Brocket Hall is a
country housein Hertfordshire, England, 22 miles from central Londonby road. It was built for Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Baronet, in around 1760 to designs by the architect James Paine. It stands on the site of two predecessors, the first of which was built in 1239. It is a tall red brick neoclassical house in a fine landscape setting with a Palladianbridge. The main staircase is probably the finest of the interiors. A ceiling was painted by Francis Wheatley.
Sir Matthew's son became the first
Lord Melbourneand he was often visited at Brocket Hall by the Prince Regent, who had a liaison with Lady Melbourne. The next owner was William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdomfrom 1835-1841. On his death, the house passed to his sister, who was to marry Lord Palmerston who also became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and who died at Brocket while still in office. Queen Victoriawas another visitor to Brocket.
In 1923 the estate was purchased by Sir
Charles Nall-Cain; he was created Baron Brocketin 1933. It was a maternity hospitalduring World War II.
In the late 20th century
Charles Nall-Cain, 3rd Baron Brocket, also a convicted fraudsterand reality television personality, converted Brocket Hall into a hotel and conference centre. It has two golf courses, a Faldo Golf Institute, and a restaurant called Auberge du Lac which was formerly associated with celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.
* [http://www.brocket-hall.co.uk/ Official site]
* [http://www.brockett.info/WordandName/ProperNoun.htm#Waterships Early history]
* [http://www.dicamillocompanion.com/Houses_dbresults.asp DiCamillo companion entry]
*citeweb|url=http://www.imdb.com/List?endings=on&&locations=Brocket%20Hall,%20Welwyn%20Garden%20City,%20Hertfordshire,%20England,%20UK&&heading=18;with+locations+including;Brocket%20Hall,%20Welwyn%20Garden%20City,%20Hertfordshire,%20England,%20UK|title=Films in which Brocket Hall features
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Brocket — may be: *Baron Brocket, British peerage title *Brocket 99, controversial audio tape and a documentary about this tape *Brocket deer, members of the genus Mazama *Brocket, Alberta, community on the Peigan reserve in Canada *Brocket Hall, palladian … Wikipedia
Charles Nall-Cain, 3rd Baron Brocket — Charles Ronald George Nall Cain, 3rd Baron Brocket (born 12 February 1952), also known as Charlie Brocket, is a peer, former prisoner and television presenter in the United Kingdom. An Old Etonian, Brocket served in the 14th/20th King s… … Wikipedia
Baron Brocket — Baron Brocket, of Brocket Hall in the County of Hertford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1933 for the businessman Sir Charles Nall Cain, 1st Baronet. He was Chairman of the brewing firm of Robert Cain Sons… … Wikipedia
Ronald Nall-Cain, 2nd Baron Brocket — (Arthur) Ronald Nall Nall Cain, 2nd Baron Brocket (August 4, 1904 ndash; March 24, 1967) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.Born into a millionaire brewing family, Nall Cain was educated at Eton College and Oxford… … Wikipedia
Charles Nall-Cain, 1st Baron Brocket — Charles Alexander Nall Cain, 1st Baron Brocket (29 May 1866 – 21 November 1934), born Charles Alexander Cain, was a British businessman and philanthropist. Brocket was the fourth son of Robert Cain, founder of the brewing firm of Robert Cain Sons … Wikipedia
Orgueil et Préjugés (télésuite, 1995) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Orgueil et Préjugés (homonymie). Orgueil et Préjugés Luckin … Wikipédia en Français
Henry John Palmerston — Henry John Temple, 3. Viscount Palmerston (* 20. Oktober 1784 in Broadlands, Hampshire; † 18. Oktober 1865 auf seinem Landgut Brocket Hall) war ein britischer Staatsmann und Premierminister (1855–1858 und 1859–1865). John Henry Palmerston, 3.… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Henry John Temple — Henry John Temple, 3. Viscount Palmerston (* 20. Oktober 1784 in Broadlands, Hampshire; † 18. Oktober 1865 auf seinem Landgut Brocket Hall) war ein britischer Staatsmann und Premierminister (1855–1858 und 1859–1865). John Henry Palmerston, 3.… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Lord Palmerston — Henry John Temple, 3. Viscount Palmerston (* 20. Oktober 1784 in Broadlands, Hampshire; † 18. Oktober 1865 auf seinem Landgut Brocket Hall) war ein britischer Staatsmann und Premierminister (1855–1858 und 1859–1865). John Henry Palmerston, 3.… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Lemsford — is a village and parish in Hertfordshire. It is near Welwyn Garden City and was created out of Hatfield parish in 1858.It is nearly 3 miles N. from Hatfield, on the S. E. side of Brocket Hall Park. It is widely known for its large mill on the… … Wikipedia