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Fornham Hall  England 
Fornham St. Martin, Suffolk, England

Circa Date: 1785

Status: Destroyed
Details: Demolished circa 1951

Special Info / Location/ Date

Special Info
Phonetic Pronunciation of House Name

Location
Country
England
District Today
Suffolk
 Historic County
 City / Town / Village
Fornham St. Martin
 Latitude
52.269909
 Longitude
0.71361

Date
Start Date
Completion Date
Circa Date
1785
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Architects

Designed   Decorated House for 12th Duke of Norfolk
Date   Circa 1824

Designed   House
Date   1785

Extant / Listed / References

Extant
Extant Type
Destroyed
Extant Details
Demolished circa 1951

Listed
House Listed As 
Unknown
Gardens Listed As  
Unknown
Country House:  Yes

References
Vitruvius Britannicus
Vitruvius Scoticus
J.B. Burke (Burke's Visitation of Seats)
2.S. Vol. I, p. 94, 1854. 2.S. Vol. II, p. 160, 1855.
Country Life
J.P. Neale (Neale's Views of Seats)
Vol. IV, 1821.
Access / Ownership / Seat

Access
Open to Public Please note: Houses listed as being open "By Appointment" are usually country house hotels, B&Bs, or schools.
Unknown
Historic Houses Association Member
Phone Number If calling from the U.S., delete the first "0" in British numbers.
Fax Number
Email
Website
Awards

Current Ownership
Current Ownership Type
Unknown
Primary Current Ownership Use
Unknown
Current Ownership Use / Details

Seat ("Seat" is loosely defined as any family that occupied the house for a period of 2 years or more)
Today Seat of
A Past Seat(s) of
Kent family, until 1789. 12th Duke of Norfolk, 19th century.
Possible (Unsure) Seat of
History / Gardens & Park / Movies

History
Earlier House(s) / Building(s)
House Replaced By
Built / Designed For
Sir Charles Kent, Bt.
House & Family History
James Wyatt designed House. House was remodelled in 19th century. 11th Duke of Norfolk purchased the House from the Kent family in 1789.
Collections This field lists art objects that are currently or were previously in the collection of the house.

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Comments
19th century remodelling altered the House so drastically that it is thought the House which was demolished circa 1951 was a different one altogether from the original.

Gardens & Park
Garden, Park, Follies and Outbuildings
Chapel & Church

Movies
Location for Movies / TV
Bibliography

Author   Holmes, Michael
Year Published   1986
Reference  


Author   Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
Year Published   1981
Reference  


Author   Colvin, Howard
Year Published   1995
Reference  


Author   Harris, John
Year Published   1998
Reference  



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