Quenby Hall, Leicester, England
Record Id: 2743
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Quenby Hall has an 18th-century park (which originated around 1600) and formal gardens of 2 hectares, including a walled garden. The site is currently (2008) a venue for weddings, corporate events and filming.
Brief history of site
By 1563 the Ashby family had acquired the whole manor, and soon afterwards moved to enclose and depopulate it. The Hall was rebuilt from around 1620 by George Ashby. In the mid-18th century Quenby was purchased by Shukbrugh Ashby (died 1792), who restored what had become a badly neglected house, built a raised terrace or platform around it, and made improvements about the estate.
Address: Quenby Hall, Hungarton, Leicestershire, LE7 9JF
Leicestershire; Harborough; Hungarton
Historical County: Leicestershire
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Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Recreational/sport
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1620 to 1792
Main period of development: 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 100