- Thoresby Hall
Thoresby Hall is a stately home in the
Dukeries, Nottinghamshireabout convert|3|mi|km from Ollerton.
After the original building, built during the reign of
Charles I of England, was destroyed by fire in 1745 it was rebuilt further from the estate's lake by John Carr in 1767-1772 and again by Anthony Salvinin 1865-1875. The hall measures 55 metres on its east and south fronts and 48 metres on its west front. The impressive Great Hall, which contains a gallery originally for minstrelsis 19 metres long and 14 metres high.
In the 20th century the house was threatened by
subsidencecaused by coal mining. The contents and buildings were sold in 1989 to the Warner Leisure Group and it was reopened in 2000 as a 200 room country house hotel with spa facilities. Due to this the hall has been expanded. At present the estate measures some convert|2000|acre|km2 with a convert|10|mi|km|sing=on circumference.
Past residents include the
Duke of Kingston, the Earl Manvers, and also it was the birthplace of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
* [http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/Brown1896/thoresby.htm A short history from nottshistory.org]
* [http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/Jacks1881/thoresby.htm A longer history from the same site]
* [http://www.warnerbreaks.co.uk/thoresby-hall/thoresby-hall.asp The official Warner website about the hotel]
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