Situated in the north of Northamptonshire, Kirby Hall was a splendid Elizabethan mansion, which deteriorated extensively during the 18th. and 19th. centuries.
Building was begun in 1570 by Sir Humphrey Stafford, and was completed after his death in 1575 by Sir Christopher Hatton, a courtier to Queen Elizabeth I.
The Hall was owned by the Hatton family until 1764, when it passed from Elizabeth Hatton to her nephew, Edward Finch Hatton. From that time it ceased to be regularly inhabited, though Finch Hatton's descendants have retained the estate to the present day.
The Office of Works became guardian of the property in 1930, and it has been in the care of English Heritage since 1984.
Approximately 4 miles North of Corby. Take the turn off the A43 Corby to Stamford road through the village of Deene, and after passing throught the village take the first left turn, which will bring you to Kirby Hall approximately 1 mile on the right-hand side.
Further Information and Opening Times
Visit the English Heritage Kirby Hall web site.