Keys to the Past

Lemmington Hall (Edlingham)

Lemmington Hall, Edlingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Lemmington Hall, Edlingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The oldest part of Lemmington Hall is a medieval tower. It was probably built in the early 15th century by the Beadnell family, but it is not known whether the tower was a self-contained residence or part of a wider group of manorial buildings. The tower has undergone many modification and additions. For example, in the 18th century the upper part of the tower was removed and the building refaced in stone and then incorporated into a country house built for Nicholas Fenwick. However, by about 1900 the hall was a roofless ruin and was rescued by Sir Stephen Aitchison after 1913. It was converted into a convent by 1947 and then an old people's home. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N4457
Historical period: Georgian (1714 to 1830)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; D Smith
FIELD SURVEY, Lemmington Hall, Edlingham 1992; RCHME
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Lemmington Hall, Edlingham 1992; RCHME



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Edlingham


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