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Lamport Hall

Lamport Hall was the home of the Isham family for over four centuries. During the time of the Commonwealth the Hall was developed from a Tudor manor and is now best known for its classical frontage, started by John Webb in 1655 and completed in the eighteenth century to the design of Francis Smith of Warwick.

In addition to its fine rooms, including a superb library, the Hall contains a wealth of outstanding furniture, books and paintings collected by the Ishams, many during the third Baronet's Grand Tour of Europe in the 1670s.


The Hall is set in tranquil gardens and a spacious park. Of the gardens originally laid out in 1655 by Gilbert Clarke, the surrounding banks are several sycamores and cedars which were planted in the 1820s by Mary Isham, a redoubtable Irish lady who did much of the planting in the surrounding parkland.

Sir Charles Isham the son of Mary Isham, inherited his mother's love of gardening. He is responsible for the present day appearance with a small Italian garden and the remarkable rock garden built close to the Hall and rising like a ruin 24 feet tall. In the time of Sir Charles this was peopled by figures, undoubtedly the first garden gnomes in England.

Also on site: agricultural museum, tea room. Free parking, disabled access to ground floor and gardens. Telephone for events leaflet.

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(2013 times)
Open from Easter Sunday to October 13th.

Guided Tours of the Hall:
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 2.15pm and 3.00pm.

Guided Tours of the Gardens:
3rd April, 3rd July and 2nd October. All depart at 2.00pm.

Non- Guided Tours:
Only on Bank Holiday Sunday and Mondays and Event Days.

Admission Charges

(2013 prices)
House and Gardens:
Adult: £8.00 Senior Citizen £7.50; Child (11-18) £2.50.

Gardens only:
Adult £4.50; Senior Citizen £4.00; Child (11-18) £2.00.

Map of Lamport Hall


sat nav postcode NN6 9EZ

Lamport Hall Postcode for SatNav: NN6 9EZ


+44 (0)1604 686 272
+44 (0)1604 686 224

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