Wollaton Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are major building remains

NameWollaton Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNottinghamshire
Modern AuthorityNottingham; City of
1974 AuthorityNottinghamshire
Civil ParishNottingham

Country house constructed in 1580-88 to designs by Robert Smythson. Alterations were carried out after 1688 and in the 1830s Sir Jeffrey Wyattville remodelled the interior. It is one of the most important Elizabethan houses in England and has a symmetrical rectangular plan with an almost freestanding tower at each corner. (PastScape)

unmistakably evokes a classic English castle with a great tower and turreted bailey compacted into a single and symmetrical structure. (Goodall)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
Images Of England
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK530392
Latitude52.9478302001953
Longitude-1.20967996120453
Eastings453202
Northings339242
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Books

  • Goodall, John, 2011, The English Castle 1066-1650 (Yale University Press) p. 25, 356, 464-5, 482
  • Marshall, Pamela, 1999, Wollaton Hall and the Willoughby Family (Nottingham Civic Society)
  • Cooper, Nicholas, 1999, Houses of the Gentry, 1480-1680 (Yale University Press) p. 109, 118, 124, 126, 161, 267
  • Marshall, Pamela, 1996, Wollaton Hall - An Archaeological Survey (Nottingham Civic Society)
  • Friedman, A., 1989, House and Household in Elizabethan England: Wollaton Hall and the Willoughby Family (University of Chicago Press)
  • Girouard, Mark, 1983, Robert Smythson and the Elizabethan Country House (Yale University Press) p. 77-108
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; revised by Elizabeth Williamson, 1979, Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (London) p. 275-280

Other

  • Smith, P, 2001, Wollaton Hall: an Architectural and Historical Assessment (Nottingham City Council)